Ungentle Un*gen"tle, a. Not gentle; lacking good breeding or delicacy; harsh. [1913 Webster]

Vicious, ungentle, foolish, blunt, unkind. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

That ungentle flavor which distinguishes nearly all our native and uncultivated grapes. --Hawthorne. [1913 Webster] -- {Un*gen"tle*ness}, n. -- {Un*gen"tly}, adv. [1913 Webster]

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