benign Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"benign" in British English

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uk   us   /bɪˈnaɪn/

benign adjective (PERSON)

pleasant and ​kind: a benign ​oldlady

benign adjective (DISEASE)

A benigntumour is not ​likely to ​causedeath: a benign ​tumour
adverb uk   us   /-li/
The ​policemansmiled benignly at the ​motorist.
(Definition of benign from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"benign" in American English

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 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 ​tissuegrowing 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)
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