- benign hypertension,
- benign inoculation lymphoreticulosis,
- benign juvenile melanoma,
- benign migratory glossitis,
- benign mucosal pemphigoid
Origin of benign
Examples from the Web for benignly
I was a little mystified at how benignly he responded to my questions about his business activities.I Tried to Warn You About Sleazy Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein in 2003|Vicky Ward|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The mantis closed its arm-like forelegs upon it, holding it as if piously and benignly contemplating it.Planet of Dread|Murray Leinster
"I am confident that I can do it in one all little hour," reiterated Joseph, and for once the Prince regarded him benignly.My Friend the Chauffeur|C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
"Of course if you can't sleep here, you can't," said she benignly.The Price of Love|Arnold Bennett
Word Origin for benign
early 14c., from Old French benigne (12c., "kind, benign, merciful, gracious;" Modern French bénin, fem. bénigne), from Latin benignus "kindly, kindhearted, friendly, generous," literally "well born," from bene "well" (see bene-) + gignere "to bear, beget," from genus "birth" (see genus). For similar sense evolution, cf. gentle, kind (adj.), generous. Related: Benignly.
A descriptive term for conditions that present no danger to life or well-being. Benign is the opposite of malignant.