an attitude or policy of noninterference or neglect of a situation, which may have a more beneficial effect than assuming responsibility; well-intentioned neglect.
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kind, especially to inferiors; gracious: a benignant sovereign. exerting a good influence; beneficial: the benignant authority of the new president. Pathology, benign. Historical Examples Ernest Linwood Caroline Lee Hentz Valerie Frederick Marryat George Cruikshank W. H. Chesson The Bush Boys Captain Mayne Reid Fray Luis de Len James Fitzmaurice-Kelly Leila, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton The Atlantic […]
kind, especially to inferiors; gracious: a benignant sovereign. exerting a good influence; beneficial: the benignant authority of the new president. Pathology, benign. Historical Examples The Madness of Mr. Lister W.W. Jacobs adjective kind; gracious, as a king to his subjects a less common word for benign (sense 3), benign (sense 4) adj.