mansedumbre

mansedumbre(
mahn
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seh
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doom
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breh
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (docile nature)
a. tameness
Elegí cabalgar en la yegua negra por su mansedumbre.I chose to ride the black mare for its tameness.
b. docility
A diferencia de los otros bueyes, ese destaca tanto por su fuerza como por su mansedumbre.Unlike the other oxen, that one stands out for both its strength and its docility.
2. (calmness)
a. meekness
Sólo querían trabajar con Diego para poder aprovecharse de su mansedumbre.They only wanted to work with Diego, because they could take advantage of his meekness.
b. gentleness
La moderación y la mansedumbre del monje son admirables.The monk's moderation and gentleness are admirable.
3. (placidity)
a. calm
El silencio y la mansedumbre del arroyo le ayudaron a relajarse.The silence and calm of the stream helped her relax.
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mansedumbre
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (tranquilidad)
a. calmness, gentleness
2. (docilidad)
a. tameness
mansedumbre
1 [de persona] gentleness; meekness
2 [de animal] tameness
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