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Definition of "benignity" [be•nig•ni•ty]

  • The quality or condition of being kind and gentle. (noun)
  • A kindly or gracious act. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "benignity" in a sentence
  • "(link) Incidentally, the St. Paul Saints baseball team being a minor league team benefits from the work Mr. Killebrew started with Castor and Pollux, Artemis and Apollo, and a few other sets of Twins, so for them the fuzzy benignity is enough because they have the bigger organization offering them more protection."
  • "Althea recalled the benignity of Helen's eyes as they dwelt upon him, her smile, startled, almost touched, when some quaint, telling phrase revealed him suddenly as an unconscious torch-bearer in a dusky, self-deceiving world."
  • "She developed benignity with him, and a kind of benignity which was almost playful — actually before tea was over including in some observation she made him the words 'My dear boy.'"