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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    Karen
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    Veena
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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. American Jason Bohn:

    I had some benign conditions this morning and hit a lot of good shots and made a lot of putts, so it was great, a lot of my putts did n’t have a lot of break to them. I did n’t really have that many difficult putts.

  2. Kenneth Nail:

    Nikki Haley announced. Since then, at least 60 public Confederate symbols have been removed since the 2015 church shooting, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. Most recently, the city of St. Louis, Mo., removed a Confedearte monument -- a 32-foot-tall granite column with a bronze sculpture -- from a park. Complicating the debate for those opposed to these moves is the involvement of hate groups like the KKK. The group is planning a rally for July 8 following a decision by the city council in Charlottesville, Va., to remove a statue of Gen. Lee Park and rename Lee Park. Meanwhile, in April, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu ordered the removal of multiple Confederate statutes. New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu received brutal backlash and was forced to have heavy police presence in place when the nighttime removals began. Despite threats that people would boycott New Orleans, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu did not back down. These statues are not just stone and metal, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu said in a highly lauded speech after the last Confederate statue had been taken down. They are not just innocent remembrances of a benign history. These monuments purposefully celebrate a fictional, sanitized Confederacy ; ignoring the death, ignoring the enslavement and the terror that it actually stood for. But to others, like Kenneth Nail Nail, it’s not about oppression. To us, it’s not a hate thing. It’s a heritage thing and what we like to do is celebrate everyone's struggles : the blacks, the whites, the north and south.

  3. Francisco Esteva:

    To consider ongoing higher-risk surveillance with mammograms, sonograms, possible breast MRIs, probable multiple biopsies, many benign, just becomes unacceptable and too stressful, the women choosing bilateral mastectomy are choosing freedom from that.

  4. Doug Madory:

    For the past 24 hours North Korea's connectivity to the outside world has been progressively getting degraded to the point now that they are totally offline, there's either a benign explanation - their routers are perhaps having a software glitch; that’s possible. It also seems possible that somebody can be directing some sort of an attack against them and they're having trouble staying online.

  5. Doug Madory:

    For the past 24 hours North Korea's connectivity to the outside world has been progressively getting degraded to the point now that they are totally offline, there's either a benign explanation - their routers are perhaps having a software glitch; that's possible. It also seems possible that somebody can be directing some sort of an attack against them and they're having trouble staying online.

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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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