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mansuetude

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noun man·sue·tude \ˈman(t)-swi-ˌtüd, man-ˈsü-ə-, -ˌtyüd\

Definition of mansuetude

  1. :  the quality or state of being gentle :  meekness, tameness



Origin of mansuetude

Middle English, from Latin mansuetudo, from mansuescere to tame, from manus hand + suescere to accustom; akin to Greek ēthos custom — more at manual, sib


First Known Use: 14th century


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