noun Date: 1876 the quality or state of being benignant or benign

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  • Benignancy — Be*nig nan*cy, n. Benignant quality; kindliness. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • benignancy — index benevolence (disposition to do good), humanity (humaneness), largess (generosity), philanthropy Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton …   Law dictionary

  • benignancy — be·nig·nan·cy (bĭ nĭgʹnən sē) n. pl. be·nig·nan·cies Benignity. * * * …   Universalium

  • benignancy — noun benignity …   Wiktionary

  • benignancy — be·nig·nan·cy (bə nigґnan se″) the quality of being benign …   Medical dictionary

  • benignancy — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun Kindly, charitable interest in others: altruism, beneficence, benevolence, benignity, charitableness, charity, goodwill, grace, kindheartedness, kindliness, kindness, philanthropy. See ATTITUDE, KIND …   English dictionary for students

  • benignancy —  / benignity …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • benignancy — n. kind heartedness, good heartedness; excellency …   English contemporary dictionary

  • benignancy — be·nig·nan·cy …   English syllables

  • benignancy — noun the quality of being kind and gentle • Syn: ↑benignity, ↑graciousness • Ant: ↑malignancy, ↑malignity (for: ↑benignity) • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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