benignantly


benignantly

adjective

  1. kind, especially to inferiors; gracious: a benignant sovereign.
  2. exerting a good influence; beneficial: the benignant authority of the new president.
  3. Pathology. benign.

adjective

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

c.1782, from benign + -ant (see -ent); on model of malignant. Related: Benignantly; benignancy.

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