benignity vs kindness what difference

what is difference between benignity and kindness

English

Etymology

From Middle English benignite, from Old French benignité, from Latin benignitās.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bəˈnɪɡnəti/

Noun

benignity (countable and uncountable, plural benignities)

  1. (uncountable) The state of being benign.
  2. (countable) A benign act.

Synonyms

  • benignancy
  • benignness

Antonyms

  • malignancy

Related terms

  • benign
  • benignly


English

Alternative forms

  • kindenesse (obsolete)

Etymology

From Middle English kindenesse, equivalent to kind +‎ -ness.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈkaɪndnɪs/, /ˈkaɪndnəs/

Noun

kindness (countable and uncountable, plural kindnesses)

  1. The state of being kind.
  2. An instance of kind or charitable behaviour.
    How can I thank you for your many kindnesses?
    Do me a kindness and leave.

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