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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

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

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

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

Being made to feel like an irrelevant child was probably an asset. Benign negligence is not a bad parental attitude or at least a cross between a benevolent dictator and benign negligence - you should just let kids crack on with it.
Clare Balding

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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