mansuetude

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Etymology[edit]

Via Middle French mansuetude or directly from Latin mansuētūdō, from mansuētus, perfect passive participle of mansuēscō ‎(I tame), from manus ‎(hand) + suēscō ‎(become accustomed).

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mansuetude ‎(countable and uncountable, plural mansuetudes)

  1. (archaic) Gentleness, tameness.
    • 1972, Patrick O'Brian, Post Captain:
      Quo me rapis? Quo indeed. My whole conduct, meekness, mansuetude, voluntary abasement, astonishes me.
    • 2008 October 8, Angry Professor, “A malison on the poor of spirit.”[1], A Gentleman's C:
      With mansuetude (compossible with my muliebrity), I condemn those niddering, olid morons who, in caliginosity of understanding, vilipend our English by attempting to exuviate words for which they cannot see any present custom.

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mansuetude f (plural mansuetudes)

  1. mansuetude; tameness; tameness

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