What does benign mean?

Definitions for benign
bɪˈnaɪnbe·nign

Here are all the 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.

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

  2. benign(Adjective)

    Kind; gentle; mild.

    Etymology: 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.]

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How to say benign in sign language?

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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

Examples of benign in a Sentence

  1. Roger Stone:

    I'd also testify honestly about any other matter, including any communications with the president, it's true that we spoke on the phone, but those communications are political in nature, they're benign, and there is certainly no conspiracy with Russia.

  2. Jim Gerrow:

    Both McClure and Bobbitt've indicated throughout it's my view that Mr. D'Amico is the real agent provocateur in this matter. Kate's role from the beginning was to help Mr. Johnny Bobbitt, katelyn McClure has been strong. Katelyn McClure's devastated by this and has been, but Both McClure and Bobbitt look to the sentencings in federal and state courts and hopefully Both McClure and Bobbitt can find sufficient evidence to convince both judges of Katelyn McClure role and the fact that throughout this Katelyn McClure started out with benign motive, Katelyn McClure hope to help Johnny Bobbitt and not to enrich Katelyn McClure or anyone else.

  3. William Catalona:

    We don’t know what causes benign prostatic enlargement, it’s one of the great mysteries, and we really wish we did because it’s such a prevalent condition, sometimes men need to get up every hour at night.

  4. Sharron Fast:

    Even Hong Kong -RSB- lawyers are unable to provide clear advice or guidelines on what would amount to an offense — the provisions are so broadly crafted that Hong Kong lawyers are capable of capturing even benign conduct such as slogans, censorship is coming.

  5. Carl Sagan:

    The universe seems neither benign nor hostile, merely indifferent.

Images & Illustrations of benign

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Translations for benign

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

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