Meaning of “benign” in the English Dictionary

"benign" in British English

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(Definition of “benign” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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benignadjective

us /bɪˈnɑɪn/

pleasant and kind; not harmful or severe:

a benign smile
His humor was benign, never cruel or hurtful.

medical (of a disease or tissue growing because of a disease) not likely to result in death:

a benign tumor

(Definition of “benign” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)