Definition of mansuetude in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmanswɪtjuːd/


[mass noun] archaic
Meekness; gentleness.
Example sentences
  • Take it in hand (with mansuetude) and see it fresh, open the old door into a new room.
  • They began to answer him with mansuetude and reverence, but afterward he smelled a fox under a sheep's clothing.


Late Middle English: from Old French, or from Latin mansuetudo, from mansuetus 'gentle, tame', from manus 'hand' + suetus 'accustomed'.

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