Part of speech: noun

Kindliness; beneficence.

Part of speech: noun

Healthfulness; salubrity.

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Usage examples "benignity":

  1. Such strange lingering echoes of the old demon- worship might perhaps even now be caught by the diligent listener among the grey- haired peasantry; for the rude mind with difficulty associates the ideas of power and benignity. - "Silas Marner The Weaver of Raveloe", George Eliot.
  2. Not only thy benignity gives succour To him who asketh it, but oftentimes Forerunneth of its own accord the asking. - "Divine-Comedy-Longfellow-s-Translation-Complete", Dante Alighieri.
  3. The years had dealt kindly with the Misses Spencer and as they looked at each other, with thoughtful benignity, their faces were like two studies in silver and pink. - "Mary Minds Her Business", George Weston.