- the quality of being benign; kindness.
- Archaic. a good deed or favor; an instance of kindness: benignities born of selfless devotion.
Origin of benignity
Related Words for benignitykindliness, benefaction, goodwill, compassion, beneficence, generosity, philanthropy, goodness, altruism, kindness, benignancy, charity, graciousness
Examples from the Web for benignity
Historical Examples of benignity
There was a wonderful air of benignity and patronage in his manner.
In like manner, his physiognomical expression seemed to teem with benignity.
“Just so,” Jake responded, with a ludicrous attempt at benignity.The Night Riders
He swore, and his benignity was eclipsed by wrathful memory.The Snare
The cardinal's smile had changed from one of benignity to one of guile.The Historical Nights Entertainment, Second Series
- the quality of being benign; favourable attitude
- a kind or gracious act
late 14c., from Old French benignité "goodness, kindness" (12c.), from Latin benignitatem (nominative benignitas), from benignus "kindly, kindhearted" (see benign).