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English definition of “benign”


adjective uk   /bɪˈnaɪn/ us  

benign adjective (PERSON)

pleasant and kind: a benign old ladyKind and thoughtful

benign adjective (DISEASE)

describes a tumour that is not likely to cause death: a benign tumour
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
The policeman smiled benignly at the motorist.Kind and thoughtful
(Definition of benign from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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