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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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Editors Contribution

  1. unharmfuladjective

    not causing harm

    this was a rejection in its most benign form.

    Submitted by gene.rohrer on January 23, 2022  

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. Laurence Leamer:

    I thought sooner or later something was going to happen. I'm just happy it's benign.

  2. Jonathan Whitehead:

    We've seen a complete reversal of the benign environment where there was limited hedging and investing, some producers are now under severe pressure and some will struggle to keep going, so hedging is back on the agenda and volatility is attracting investors back to the sector.

  3. Shane Oliver:

    It looks like a continuation of the growth worries that have hampered markets for the last few months now, 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.

  4. Wayne Derman:

    People think that the Paralympics is a more benign version of the Olympic Games and that it is not as pointed, as targeted and as fierce, that is such a wrong misconception.

  5. Vasileios Gkionakis:

    I don't think the global environment has changed. We are still in a relatively benign, a relatively strong global growth environment despite the recent slowdown, and as a matter of fact the preliminary PMIs that came out of the eurozone corroborate that story.

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