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Synonyms for benign

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  1. benignadjective

    malign, malignant

  2. benignadjective

    Kind; gentle; mild.

    malign, malignant

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. benign

    That which is auspicious is of favorable omen; that which is propitious is of favoring influence or tendency; as, an auspicious morning; a propitious breeze. Propitious applies to persons, implying kind disposition and favorable inclinations, especially toward the suppliant; auspicious is not used of persons.

    auspicious, benignant, clement, favorable, friendly, gracious, kind, kindly, merciful, propitious

    adverse, antagonistic, forbidding, hostile, ill-disposed, inauspicious, repellent, unfavorable, unfriendly, unpropitious

    May heaven be propitious to the enterprise.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. benignadjective

    not dangerous to health; not recurrent or progressive (especially of a tumor)


    cancerous, malign, malignant, unkind

  2. benign, benignantadjective

    pleasant and beneficial in nature or influence

    "a benign smile"; "the benign sky"; "the benign influence of pure air"

    gracious, benignant

    cancerous, malign, malignant, unkind

  3. benignadjective

    kindness of disposition or manner

    "the benign ruler of millions"; "benign intentions"


    malign, cancerous, malignant, unkind

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. benignadjective

    kind, benevolent, gracious, complaisant, humane, obliging, benignant, good, amiable, friendly, kind-hearted, tender-hearted, of a gentle disposition

  2. benignadjective

    (med.) mild, of a mild nature

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  1. Doug Madory:

    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.

  2. Ryan Mauro:

    It's very possible for someone to take a trip to a country like Saudi Arabia and declare it as their destination when it is in actuality just a pit stop to a different country like Yemen, based on his blatant extremism and ties to a convicted Orlando imam known for facilitating international jihadists traveling, the strong likelihood is that these trips were not benign.

  3. Jim Gerrow:

    Katelyn McClure has been strong. Katelyn McClure's devastated by this and has been, but Both McClure and Bobbitt look to the sentencings in federal and state courts and hopefully Both McClure and Bobbitt can find sufficient evidence to convince both judges of Katelyn McClure role and the fact that throughout this Katelyn McClure started out with benign motive, Katelyn McClure hope to help Johnny Bobbitt and not to enrich Katelyn McClure or anyone else.

  4. Dmitri Trenin:

    China and the U.S. are two superpowers, and North Korea has a reason to stand up to both in different ways, russia is a country whose attractiveness to North Korea lies precisely in it not having major leverage. Russia has this potential of being seen as a relatively benign actor by the North Koreans.

  5. David Miller:

    My God turns evil to good, because of this, I got a CT scan in my head to make sure he didn’t do any real damage. Because of that, they found a small, benign tumor that will get treated at an early stage.

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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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