Lenity - #488


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Jan 20 2019 13

Today's word of the day is lenity. It's spelled L-E-N-I-T-Y. Lenity is a noun that means the state of being mild or gentle.


The Latin word lenitas (lay NEE tas) means mild or gentle, and our word of the day hasn't drifted very far from its ancient origin. To behave with lenity is to be mild or gentle -- especially with someone who hasn't been mild or gentle with you.


After years of enduring insulting behavior from his co-workers, Andy chose a noble path. He had enough lenity in his heart to not terminate those who had insulted him once he was promoted to supervisor.


The spelling of lenity is L-E-N-I-T-Y.