benignity

  • 1Benignity — 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. [1913 Webster] 2. Mildness;… …

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  • 2Benignity — (from the Latin roots bene = well and genus = born ), a polyvalent term (refer ), is employed with a specific denotation as a medical term in medical discourse to describe a mild and nonprogressive sickness. The term is most familiar as a… …

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  • 3benignity — index clemency, consideration (sympathetic regard), favor (act of kindness), humanity (humaneness), largess (generosity), philan …

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  • 4benignity — late 14c., from O.Fr. benignité goodness, kindness (12c.), from L. benignitatem (nom. benignitas), from benignus kindly, kindhearted (see BENIGN (Cf. benign)) …

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  • 5benignity — [bi nig′nə tē] n. [ME & OFr benignite < L benignitas: see BENIGN] 1. benignancy; kindliness 2. pl. benignities a kind or generous act …

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  • 6benignity — be·nig·ni·ty bi nig nət ē n, pl ties the quality or state of being benign <determine the benignity or malignancy of a tumor> …

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  • 7benignity — benign ► ADJECTIVE 1) genial and kindly. 2) favourable; not harmful. 3) (of a tumour) not malignant. DERIVATIVES benignity noun benignly adverb. ORIGIN Latin benignus, probably from bene well + genus born …

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  • 8benignity — noun see benign …

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  • 9benignity — /bi nig ni tee/, n., pl. benignities. 1. the quality of being benign; kindness. 2. Archaic. a good deed or favor; an instance of kindness: benignities born of selfless devotion. [1325 75; ME benignite < MF < L benignitas. See BENIGN, ITY] * * * …

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  • 10benignity — noun a) The state of being benign. b) A benign act. See Also: benign …

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  • 11benignity — Synonyms and related words: accommodatingness, act of grace, act of kindness, advantageousness, affability, affectionateness, agreeableness, amiability, auspiciousness, benefaction, beneficence, beneficialness, benefit, benevolence, benignancy,&#8230; …

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  • 12benignity — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun 1. Kindly, charitable interest in others: altruism, beneficence, benevolence, benignancy, charitableness, charity, goodwill, grace, kind heartedness, kindliness, kindness, philanthropy. See ATTITUDE, KIND. 2. A&#8230; …

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  • 13benignity — be·nig·ni·ty || bɪ nɪgnÉ™tɪ n. favor, charity, kind heartedness …

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  • 14benignity — n. 1. Kindness, graciousness, benevolence, complaisance, humanity, amiability, gentleness, amenity, friendliness, kind heartedness, fellow feeling, good feeling, good humor, good temper, obliging manner. 2. (Rare.) Mildness …

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  • 15benignity — be·nig·ni·ty …

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  • 16benignity — /bəˈnɪgnəti/ (say buh nignuhtee) noun (plural benignities) 1. the quality of being benign; propitiousness; kindness. 2. a good deed …

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  • 17benignity — n. (pl. ies) 1 kindliness. 2 an act of kindness. Etymology: ME f. OF benigniteacute or L benignitas (as BENIGN) …

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  • 18benignancy —  / benignity …

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