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Meaning of BENIGNITY

Pronunciation:  bi'nignitee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a kind act
  2. [n]  the quality of being kind and gentle

BENIGNITY is a 9 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: benignancy, graciousness, kindness
 Antonyms: malignance, malignancy, malignity
 See Also: action, benefaction, benevolence, consideration, cupboard love, endearment, favor, favour, forgiveness, good, goodness, pardon, thoughtfulness



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Be*nig"ni*ty\, n. [OE. benignite, F. b['e]nignit['e],
OF. b['e]nignet['e], fr. L. benignitas. See {Benign}.]
1. The quality of being benign; goodness; kindness;
   graciousness. ``Benignity of aspect.'' --Sir W. Scott.

2. Mildness; gentleness.

         The benignity or inclemency of the season.

3. Salubrity; wholesome quality. --Wiseman.

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