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lenity Line breaks: len¦ity
Pronunciation: /ˈlɛnɪti/

Definition of lenity in English:


[mass noun] literary
The quality of being kind or gentle: a smile crossed her face, but this unexpected lenity was short-lived


Late Middle English: from Old French lenite, or from Latin lenitas, from lenis 'gentle'.

Words that rhyme with lenity

obscenity, serenity
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