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Monday, January 18

Mansuetude

[man-SOO-ə-tood]

Part of speech: noun

Origin: Latin, unknown

1.

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."

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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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