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Adjective: benign  bi'nIn
  1. (pathology) not dangerous to health; not recurrent or progressive (especially of a tumour)
     
  2. Pleasant and beneficial in nature or influence
    "the benign sky"; "a benign smile";
    - benignant
     
  3. Kindness of disposition or manner
    "the benign ruler of millions"; "benign intentions"

See also: benignancy, benignity, graciousness, harmless, kind, kindly

Antonym: malign, malignant

Encyclopedia: Benign