What does the word benignity mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Kindliness; beneficence.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • Healthfulness; salubrity.

Usage examples for 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 by 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 by 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 by George Weston