not dangerous to health; not recurrent or progressive (especially of a tumor)
pleasant and beneficial in nature or influence
"a benign smile"; "the benign sky"; "the benign influence of pure air"
kindness of disposition or manner
"the benign ruler of millions"; "benign intentions"
Not posing any serious threat to health; not particularly aggressive or recurrent.
Kind; gentle; mild.
Origin: Via French from benignus, from bonus + genus. Compare malign.
of a kind or gentle disposition; gracious; generous; favorable; benignant
exhibiting or manifesting kindness, gentleness, favor, etc.; mild; kindly; salutary; wholesome
of a mild type or character; as, a benign disease
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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.]
The numerical value of benign in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of benign in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Examples of benign in a Sentence
It ended up being fairly benign.
To say that it is benign is just not entirely accurate.
The issue of race could benefit from a period of benign neglect.
The market is too benign in terms of pricing inflation right now.
The universe seems neither benign nor hostile, merely indifferent.
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- любезен, благ, доброкачествен, добър, мил, приятенBulgarian
- nezhoubný, benigníCzech
- gütig, freundlich, liebevoll, gutartigGerman
- καλοήθης, καλοκάγαθος, αγαθόςGreek
- კეთილთვისებიანი, კეთილშობილიGeorgian
- blând, benignRomanian
- доброкачественный, добрый, благоприятный, любезный, мягкий, приятныйRussian
- godartad, benignSwedish
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