benign

[bih-nahyn]
Spell Syllables
adjective
1.

having a kindly disposition; gracious:

a benign king.
2.

showing or expressive of gentleness or kindness:

a benign smile.
3.

favorable; propitious:

a series of benign omens and configurations in the heavens.
4.

(of weather) salubrious; healthful; pleasant or beneficial.
5.

Pathology. not malignant; self-limiting.
benignly, adverb
superbenign, adjective
superbenignly, adverb
unbenign, adjective
unbenignly, adverb
SynonymsExpand
1. good, kindly, benignant, benevolent, tender, humane, gentle,compassionate.
AntonymsExpand
3. sinister.

benign

/bɪˈnaɪn/
adjective

1.

showing kindliness; genial
2.

(of soil, climate, etc) mild; gentle
3.

favourable; propitious
4.

(pathol) (of a tumour, etc) not threatening to life or health; notmalignant
Derived Forms
benignly, adverb
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