Benignantly



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 William Robert Lee Smith
A Fair Penitent Wilkie Collins
Albania E. F. Knight
Blue Lights R.M. Ballantyne
Paddy Finn W. H. G. Kingston
The Wandering Jew, Complete Eugene Sue

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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