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Definition of Benign

Benign

  1. Of a kind or gentle disposition; gracious; generous; favorable; benignant.
  2. Exhibiting or manifesting kindness, gentleness, favor, etc.; mild; kindly; salutary; wholesome.
  3. Of a mild type or character; as, a benign disease.

Benign Quotations

When from our better selves we have too long been parted by the hurrying world, and droop. Sick of its business, of its pleasures tired, how gracious, how benign is solitude.
William Wordsworth

The universe seems neither benign nor hostile, merely indifferent.
Carl Sagan

Some find that very optimistic people have benign illusions about themselves. These people may think they have more control, or more skill, than they actually do. Others have found that optimistic people have a good handle on reality. The jury is still out.
Martin Seligman

Myths about the dire effects of genetically modified foods on health and the environment abound, but they have not held up to scientific scrutiny. And, although many concerns have been expressed about the potential for unexpected consequences, the unexpected effects that have been observed so far have been benign.
Nina Fedoroff

A lot of women these days, a lot of young women don't want to call themselves feminists. You have this cheap, hideous 'girl power' sort of fad, which I think is pretty benign at best, but at worst, I think it's a way of taking the politics out of feminism and making it some kind of fashion.
Ani DiFranco
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Benign Translations

benign in Dutch is goedaardig, onschuldig
benign in German is liebevoll
benign in Portuguese is benigno
benign in Spanish is benigno
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