benignant

adjective
be·nig·nant | \ bi-ˈnig-nənt \

Definition of benignant 

1 : serenely mild and kindly : benign

2 : favorable, beneficial a benignant power

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Other words from benignant

benignantly adverb

Examples of benignant in a Sentence

a benignant understanding of the daily struggles of the economically disadvantaged firmly believes that religion is a benignant force in society

First Known Use of benignant

1631, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for benignant

benign + -ant (as in malignant)

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