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: 1631



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