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benignant

adjective be·nig·nant \-nənt\

Definition of BENIGNANT

1
:  serenely mild and kindly :  benign
2
:  favorable, beneficial <a benignant power>
be·nig·nant·ly adverb

Examples of BENIGNANT

  1. <a benignant understanding of the daily struggles of the economically disadvantaged>
  2. <firmly believes that religion is a benignant force in society>

Origin of BENIGNANT

benign + -ant (as in malignant)
First Known Use: circa 1782

Rhymes with BENIGNANT

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