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be·nign

 (bĭ-nīn′)
adj.
1.
a. Having little or no detrimental effect; harmless: a benign chemical; benign indifference.
b. Of no danger to health; not malignant or disease-causing: a benign tumor.
2. Tending to exert a beneficial influence; favorable: a policy with benign consequences for the economy.
3.
a. Gentle or kind: "a world regarded as the creative product of a benign God" (Nicholas Rescher).
b. Showing gentleness or kindness: a benign smile. See Synonyms at kind1.

[Middle English benigne, from Old French, from Latin benignus; see genə- in Indo-European roots.]

be·nign′ly adv.
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benign

(bɪˈnaɪn)
adj
1. showing kindliness; genial
2. (of soil, climate, etc) mild; gentle
3. favourable; propitious
4. (Pathology) pathol (of a tumour, etc) not threatening to life or health; not malignant
[C14: from Old French benigne, from Latin benignus, from bene well + gignere to produce]
beˈnignly adv
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be•nign

(bɪˈnaɪn)

adj.
1. of kindly disposition; gracious: a benign king.
2. showing or expressive of gentleness or kindness.
3. favorable; propitious: benign omens.
4. clement: benign weather.
5. not malignant.
[1275–1325; Middle English benigne < Anglo-French, Old French < Latin benignus kind, generous]
be•nig′ni•ty (-ˈnɪg nɪ ti) n.
be•nign′ly, adv.
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be·nign

(bĭ-nīn′)
Not likely to spread or get worse; not malignant: a benign tumor.
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benign

Used to describe an abnormal growth, such as a tumor, that will not spread to other tissues or organs and so is usually nonfatal. Compare malignant.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.benign - not dangerous to healthbenign - not dangerous to health; not recurrent or progressive (especially of a tumor)
pathology - the branch of medical science that studies the causes and nature and effects of diseases
malignant - dangerous to health; characterized by progressive and uncontrolled growth (especially of a tumor)
2.benign - pleasant and beneficial in nature or influencebenign - pleasant and beneficial in nature or influence; "a benign smile"; "the benign sky"; "the benign influence of pure air"
harmless - not causing or capable of causing harm; "harmless bacteria"; "rendered the bomb harmless"
kind - having or showing a tender and considerate and helpful nature; used especially of persons and their behavior; "kind to sick patients"; "a kind master"; "kind words showing understanding and sympathy"; "thanked her for her kind letter"
malign - evil or harmful in nature or influence; "prompted by malign motives"; "believed in witches and malign spirits"; "gave him a malign look"; "a malign lesion"
3.benign - kindness of disposition or manner; "the benign ruler of millions"; "benign intentions"
kind - having or showing a tender and considerate and helpful nature; used especially of persons and their behavior; "kind to sick patients"; "a kind master"; "kind words showing understanding and sympathy"; "thanked her for her kind letter"
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benign

adjective
2. (Medical) harmless, innocent, superficial, innocuous, curable, inoffensive, not dangerous, remediable It wasn't cancer, only a benign tumour.
harmless malignant
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benign

adjective
1. Characterized by kindness and concern for others:
2. Indicative of future success or full of promise:
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Translations
غير خَبيثلَطيف، رَقيق
benignílaskavýnezhoubnývlídný
godartetmildvenligvenligsindet
üdvös
góîkynjaîurgóîlátlegur
gerybinis
labdabīgslaipnsvēlīgs
benígny
habis olmayaniyi kalplimerhametliöldürücü olmayantehlikesiz

benign

[bɪˈnaɪn] ADJ
1. (= kind) [person, view] → benevolente; [smile, gesture] → benévolo, benevolente
a policy of benign neglect of the economyuna política en que, por su propio interés, se deja que la economía siga su curso sin interferir
2. (= favourable) [substance, influence] → benéfico; [conditions] → favorable; [climate] → benigno
3. (Med) [tumour, growth] → benigno
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benign

[bɪˈnaɪn] adj
[person] → bienveillant(e); [smile] → bienveillant(e)
to take a benign view of sth → voir qch d'un œil bienveillant
Critics of the scheme take a less benign view
BUT Ceux qui critiquent ce projet le voient d'un œil moins indulgent. benign neglect
[tumour] → bénin/igne
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benign

adj
gütig; planet, influencegünstig; climatemild; (= harmless) substance, process, researchharmlos
(Med) tumourgutartig
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benign

[bɪˈnaɪn] adjbenevolo/a (Med) → benigno/a
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benign

(biˈnain) adjective
1. kind, well-wishing. a benign smile.
2. not fatal. a benign tumour.
beˈnignly adverb
smiling benignly.
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be·nign

a. benigno-a, que no es de naturaleza maligna.
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benign

adj benigno
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