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.
Etymology: 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
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.
European and U.S. shares had sharp falls, after initially benign reactions to the Fed, and this is now flowing through to Asian markets today.
It ended up being fairly benign.
The vast majority of cysts are benign and cyclical, and they tend to disappear on their own.
I thought sooner or later something was going to happen. I'm just happy it's benign.
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- доброкачествен, мил, добър, приятен, любезен, благBulgarian
- nezhoubný, benigníCzech
- gutartig, freundlich, liebevoll, gütigGerman
- αγαθός, καλοήθης, καλοκάγαθοςGreek
- خوش خیمPersian
- კეთილშობილი, კეთილთვისებიანიGeorgian
- blând, benignRomanian
- благоприятный, доброкачественный, приятный, добрый, мягкий, любезныйRussian
- benign, godartadSwedish
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