(), a. [OE. benigne, bening, OF. benigne, F. bnin, fem. bnigne, fr. L. benignus, contr. from benigenus; bonus good + root of genus kind. See Bounty, and Genus.] 1. Of a kind or gentle disposition; gracious; generous; favorable; benignant.
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Creator bounteous and benign.
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2. Exhibiting or manifesting kindness, gentleness, favor, etc.; mild; kindly; salutary; wholesome.
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Kind influences and benign aspects.
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3. Of a mild type or character; as, a benign disease.
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Syn. -- Kind; propitious; bland; genial; salubrious; favorable salutary; gracious; liberal.
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