kind, especially to inferiors; gracious:
a benignant sovereign.
exerting a good influence; beneficial:
the benignant authority of the new president.
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kind; gracious, as a king to his subjects
a less common word for benign (sense 3), benign (sense 4)
the quality of being benign; kindness. Archaic. a good deed or favor; an instance of kindness: benignities born of selfless devotion. Historical Examples The Japanese Spirit Yoshisaburo Okakura The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 9 Various The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. VI. (of 12) Edmund Burke Little Dorrit Charles Dickens […]
kind, especially to inferiors; gracious: a benignant sovereign. exerting a good influence; beneficial: the benignant authority of the new president. Pathology, benign. Historical Examples Baboo Jabberjee, B.A. F. Anstey The Brentons Anna Chapin Ray A History of The Inquisition of Spain; vol. 2, Henry Charles Lea Miss Pat at School Pemberton Ginther Charles Lewis Cocke […]
Formerly Dahomey. a republic in W Africa: formerly part of French West Africa; gained independence in 1960. 44,290 sq. mi. (114,711 sq. km). Capital: Porto Novo. Bight of, a bay in N Gulf of Guinea in W Africa. a former native kingdom in W Africa: now incorporated into Nigeria. a river in S Nigeria, flowing […]
having a kindly disposition; gracious: a benign king. showing or expressive of gentleness or kindness: a benign smile. favorable; propitious: a series of benign omens and configurations in the heavens. (of weather) salubrious; healthful; pleasant or beneficial. Pathology. not malignant; self-limiting. Contemporary Examples I Tried to Warn You About Sleazy Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein in 2003 […]