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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

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

Sometimes it's better to have a benign dictator than a dumb democracy, to be honest.
Serj Tankian

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

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
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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