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man·sue·tude  audio  (mnsw-td, -tyd) KEY 

NOUN:
Gentleness of manner; mildness.

ETYMOLOGY:
Middle English, from Old French, from Latin mnsutd, from mnsutus, past participle of mnsuscere, to tame : manus, hand; see man-2 in Indo-European roots + suscere, to accustom; see s(w)e- in Indo-European roots


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