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Adjective: benignant  bi'nig-nunt
  1. Characterized by kindness and warm courtesy especially of a king to his subjects
    "our benignant king";
    - gracious
  2. Pleasant and beneficial in nature or influence
    "a benignant smile";
    - benign

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

Antonym: malign