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Part of speech: noun

Origin: Latin, unknown


Meekness; gentleness.

Examples of Mansuetude in a sentence

"Grant handled the difficult situation with the utmost mansuetude."

"It's important to approach the shelter animals with mansuetude."

About Mansuetude

Mansuetude developed through Late Middle English and Old French, but originated from the Latin words "mansuetudo" (gentle, tame) and the combination of the words "manus" (hand) + "suetus" (accustomed).

Did you Know?

Adopting a pet is exciting, and you might want to spend a lot of time playing with your adoptee immediately. However, experts advise mansuetude; give your new pet some room to explore and be gentle. As they get used to their surroundings, they'll warm up to you.

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