Definitions for benignbɪˈnaɪn

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word benign

Princeton's WordNet

  1. benign(adj)

    not dangerous to health; not recurrent or progressive (especially of a tumor)

  2. benign, benignant(adj)

    pleasant and beneficial in nature or influence

    "a benign smile"; "the benign sky"; "the benign influence of pure air"

  3. benign(adj)

    kindness of disposition or manner

    "the benign ruler of millions"; "benign intentions"

Wiktionary

  1. benign(Adjective)

    Not posing any serious threat to health; not particularly aggressive or recurrent.

  2. benign(Adjective)

    Kind; gentle; mild.

  3. Origin: Via French from benignus, from bonus + genus. Compare malign.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Benign(adj)

    of a kind or gentle disposition; gracious; generous; favorable; benignant

  2. Benign(adj)

    exhibiting or manifesting kindness, gentleness, favor, etc.; mild; kindly; salutary; wholesome

  3. Benign(adj)

    of a mild type or character; as, a benign disease

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Benign

    ben-īn′, adj. favourable, esp. in astrology, as opposed to malign: gracious: kindly: (med.) of a mild type, as opposed to malignant: salubrious.—n. Benig′nancy, benignant quality.—adj. Benig′nant, kind: gracious: beneficial.—adv. Benig′nantly.—n. Benig′nity, goodness of disposition: kindness: graciousness: favourable circumstances—of climate, weather, disease, planets.—adv. Benign′ly. [O. Fr. benigne—L. benignus, for benigenus; bene, well, genus, born.]

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of benign in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of benign in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Evercore ISI analyst Umer Raffat:

    It ended up being fairly benign.

  2. Daniel Patrick Moynihan:

    The issue of race could benefit from a period of benign neglect.

  3. Erin Browne:

    The market is too benign in terms of pricing inflation right now.

  4. Carl Sagan:

    The universe seems neither benign nor hostile, merely indifferent.

  5. Rachel Dardik:

    The vast majority of cysts are benign and cyclical, and they tend to disappear on their own.

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Translations for benign

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • любезен, благ, доброкачествен, добър, мил, приятенBulgarian
  • nezhoubný, benigníCzech
  • gütig, freundlich, liebevoll, gutartigGerman
  • καλοήθης, καλοκάγαθος, αγαθόςGreek
  • benignoSpanish
  • béninFrench
  • բարորակArmenian
  • benignoItalian
  • კეთილთვისებიანი, კეთილშობილიGeorgian
  • goedaardigDutch
  • łagodnyPolish
  • benignoPortuguese
  • blând, benignRomanian
  • доброкачественный, добрый, благоприятный, любезный, мягкий, приятныйRussian
  • godartad, benignSwedish

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