HyperDic: benign

English > 3 senses of the word benign:
ADJECTIVEallbenignnot dangerous to health
allbenign, benignantpleasant and beneficial in nature or influence
allbenignkindness / kindness of disposition or manner
benign > pronunciation
Soundsbihnay'n
Rhymesaffine ... wine: 145 rhymes with ayn...
English > benign: 3 senses > adjective 1
Meaningnot dangerous to health; not recurrent or progressive (especially of a tumor).
CategorypathologyThe branch of medical science that studies the causes and nature and effects of diseases
Oppositemalignantdangerous to health
Spanishbenigna, benigno
English > benign: 3 senses > adjective 2
MeaningPleasant and beneficial in nature or influence.
Examples
  • "a benign smile"
  • "the benign sky"
  • "the benign influence of pure air"
Synonymbenignant
Attribute ofbenignity, benignancy, graciousnessThe quality of being kind and gentle
NarrowerkindlyPleasant and agreeable
See alsoharmlessnot causing or capable of causing harm
kindHaving or showing a tender and considerate and helpful nature
OppositemalignEvil or harmful in nature or influence
Spanishbenigno
Catalanbenigne
Nounsbenignancythe quality of being kind and gentle
Adverbsbenignlyin a benign manner
English > benign: 3 senses > adjective 3
Meaningkindness / kindness of disposition or manner.
Examples
  • "the benign ruler of millions"
  • "benign intentions"
BroaderkindHaving or showing a tender and considerate and helpful nature
Spanishbenigno
Nounsbenignity, benignancythe quality of being kind and gentle

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