Definition of mansuetude in English:


Line breaks: man¦sue|tude
Pronunciation: /ˈmanswɪtjuːd


[mass noun] archaic
  • Meekness; gentleness.
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    • 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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