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Princeton's WordNet

  1. benignity, benignancy, graciousnessnoun

    the quality of being kind and gentle

  2. kindness, benignitynoun

    a kind act


  1. benignitynoun

    The state of being benign.

  2. benignitynoun

    A benign act.

  3. Etymology: From benignitas.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Benignitynoun

    Etymology: from benign.

    He which useth the benefit of any special benignity, may enjoy it with good conscience. Richard Hooker, b. v. § 9.

    The king was desirous to establish peace rather by benignity than blood. John Hayward.

    It is true, that his mercy will forgive offenders, or his benignity co-operate to their conversions. Thomas Browne, Vulgar Errours.

    Although he enjoys the good that is done him, he is unconcerned to value the benignity of him that does it. South.

    Bones receive a quicker agglutination in sanguine than in cholerick bodies, by reason of the benignity of the serum, which sendeth out better matter for a callus. Richard Wiseman, Surgery.


  1. benignity

    Malignancy (from Latin male 'badly', and -gnus 'born') is the tendency of a medical condition to become progressively worse. Malignancy is most familiar as a characterization of cancer. A malignant tumor contrasts with a non-cancerous benign tumor in that a malignancy is not self-limited in its growth, is capable of invading into adjacent tissues, and may be capable of spreading to distant tissues. A benign tumor has none of those properties. Malignancy in cancers is characterized by anaplasia, invasiveness, and metastasis. Malignant tumors are also characterized by genome instability, so that cancers, as assessed by whole genome sequencing, frequently have between 10,000 and 100,000 mutations in their entire genomes. Cancers usually show tumour heterogeneity, containing multiple subclones. They also frequently have reduced expression of DNA repair enzymes due to epigenetic methylation of DNA repair genes or altered microRNAs that control DNA repair gene expression. Tumours can be detected through the visualisation or sensation of a lump on the body. In cases where there is no obvious representation of a lump, a mammogram or an MRI test can be used to determine the presence of a tumour. In the case of an existing tumour, a biopsy would be then required to make a diagnosis as this detects if the tumour is malignant or benign. This involves examination of a small sample of the tissue in a laboratory. If detected as a malignant tumour, treatment would be necessary. Treatment during early stages is most effective. Forms of treatment include chemotherapy, surgery, photoradiation and hyperthermia, amongst various others.


  1. benignity

    Benignity is the quality of being kind, gentle, benevolent, and showing goodwill. It is derived from the term "benign," which refers to something non-threatening, mild, or harmless. In a broader sense, benignity can also be seen as the act of expressing a positive or advantageous outcome.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Benignitynoun

    the quality of being benign; goodness; kindness; graciousness

  2. Benignitynoun

    mildness; gentleness

  3. Benignitynoun

    salubrity; wholesome quality


  1. Benignity

    Benignity that is harmless in the long run. The opposite of benign is malignant. ⁕Benign tumor ⁕Benign intracranial hypertension ⁕Benign myalgic encephalomyelitis ⁕Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo ⁕Benign prostatic hyperplasia ⁕Benign tertian malaria

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of benignity in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of benignity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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