- kind, especially to inferiors; gracious: a benignant sovereign.
- exerting a good influence; beneficial: the benignant authority of the new president.
- Pathology. benign.
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Related Words for benignancybenignity, kindliness, altruism, goodwill, beneficence, generosity, philanthropy, goodness, kindness, charity, graciousness, humanitarianism
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Historical Examples of benignancy
The attitude of the cook was as that of a son to a father: the benignancy of Mr. Lister beautiful to behold.The Madness of Mr. Lister
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Word Origin and History for benignancy
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