benignancy

noun be·nig·nan·cy \ bi-ˈnig-nən(t)-sē \

Definition of benignancy

: the quality or state of being benignant or benign

Examples of benignancy in a Sentence

  1. through posture and facial expression the artist has been able to convey the serene benignancy that is traditionally associated with the saint

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1876

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