Related formsbe·nig·nan·cy [bih-nig-nuhn-see] /bɪˈnɪg nən si/, nounbe·nig·nant·ly, adverbun·be·nig·nant, adjectiveun·be·nig·nant·ly, adverb
Examples from the Web for benignant
Only long succession of dreary diatribes, with Gerald Balfour occasionally interposing with new promise of benignant sway.
For overnight the sea, so placid and benignant until now, developed a passing fit of temperament.Local Color|Irvin S. Cobb
Surely there must be some benignant angel at work in her behalf.Holiday Stories for Young People|Various
Fig. 3, an idol "of mild and benignant aspect" is shown in the leaning position in which it was found.The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft, Volume IV|Hubert Howe Bancroft
He pushed up his little visor of silk, and discovered the mild, benignant features of Mr. Waters.Indian Summer|William D. Howells