Benignant



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 Monthly, Volume 13, No. 80, June, 1864 Various
Russian Fairy Tales W. R. S. Ralston
The Roll-Call Arnold Bennett
Personal Reminiscences in Book Making R.M. Ballantyne

adjective
kind; gracious, as a king to his subjects
a less common word for benign (sense 3), benign (sense 4)
adj.

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