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benignity


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Benignity  \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. 
  --Spectator. 
 
  3.  Salubrity;  wholesome  quality.  --Wiseman. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  benignity 
  n  :  the  quality  of  being  kind  and  gentle  [syn:  {benignancy},  {graciousness}] 
  [ant:  {malignity},  {malignity}] 




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