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Definition 1: pleasant and beneficial in nature or influence - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where benign or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a benign smile
  • the benign sky
  • the benign influence of pure air

Synonyms for benign in the sense of this definition

(benign is similar to ...) pleasant and agreeable

"a kindly climate" "kindly breeze"

(means also ...) not causing or capable of causing harm

"harmless bacteria" "rendered the bomb harmless"

(means also ...) having or showing a tender and considerate and helpful nature; used especially of persons and their behavior

"kind to sick patients" "a kind master" "kind words showing understanding and sympathy" "thanked her for her kind letter"

(... are attributes of benign) the quality of being kind and gentle

Definition 2: not dangerous to health; not recurrent or progressive (especially of a tumor) - [adjective denoting all]

(benign belongs to category ...) the branch of medical science that studies the causes and nature and effects of diseases

Definition 3: kindness of disposition or manner - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where benign or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the benign ruler of millions
  • benign intentions

(benign is similar to ...) having or showing a tender and considerate and helpful nature; used especially of persons and their behavior

"kind to sick patients" "a kind master" "kind words showing understanding and sympathy" "thanked her for her kind letter"

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