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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

Nico Tinbergen was my doctoral supervisor, and he was a benign, avuncular sort of influence; everybody loved him.
Richard Dawkins

Pity is a benign form of abuse.
Michael J. Fox

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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