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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

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

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

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