benignity benignity


  1. (n) the quality of being kind and gentle
  2. (n) a kind act



  1. Vanished Alan's benignity, Wordsworth's philosophy.
  2. Man, says Toynbee, with a Balliol-bred benignity of wit and grace of phrasing, is but a scurrying creature on a cosmic anthill who may be, but is not necessarily, doomed.
  3. But radicals were mistaken about the benignity of Joseph Stalin and the possibilities of domestic Marxism.


  • "He was like a toby jug come alive," Brown recalled. "He wore a cloth cap and an apron so greasy it shone like a dark mirror. He seemed delighted to see everyone, he agreed with everything that was said to him, he was all benignity and good...
    on Jun 21, 2007 By: George Mackay Brown Source:

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/sə ˈbɔr də ˌneɪt /