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benignant

[ bih-nig-nuhnt ]
/ bɪˈnɪg nənt /
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adjective
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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Origin of benignant

1775–85; benign + -ant, modeled on malignant

OTHER WORDS FROM benignant

be·nig·nan·cy [bih-nig-nuhn-see], /bɪˈnɪg nən si/, nounbe·nig·nant·ly, adverbun·be·nig·nant, adjectiveun·be·nig·nant·ly, adverb
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How to use benignant in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for benignant

benignant
/ (bɪˈnɪɡnənt) /

adjective
kind; gracious, as a king to his subjects
a less common word for benign (def. 3), benign (def. 4)

Derived forms of benignant

benignancy, nounbenignantly, adverb
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