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benignant

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adjective be·nig·nant \-nənt\

Definition of benignant

  1. 1 :  serenely mild and kindly :  benign

  2. 2 :  favorable, beneficial <a benignant power>

benignantly

adverb


Examples of benignant in a sentence

  1. <a benignant understanding of the daily struggles of the economically disadvantaged>

  2. <firmly believes that religion is a benignant force in society>



Origin and Etymology of benignant

benign + -ant (as in malignant)


First Known Use: circa 1782

Rhymes with benignant



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