Definitions of benign

  1. (pathology) not dangerous to health; not recurrent or progressive (especially of a tumor) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. pleasant and beneficial in nature or influence; "a benign smile"; "the benign sky"; "the benign influence of pure air" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. of disposition or manner; "the benign ruler of millions"; "benign intentions" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. not dangerous to health; not recurrent or progressive (especially of a tumor) Wordnet Dictionary DB
  5. Of a kind or gentle disposition; gracious; generous; favorable; benignant. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Exhibiting or manifesting kindness, gentleness, favor, etc.; mild; kindly; salutary; wholesome. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Of a mild type or character; as, a benign disease. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Of a kind or gentle disposition; favorable; healthful; as, a benign influence. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. Benignly. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. Mild in character, said of an illness; not malignant, not liable to recur, said of a neoplasm. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  11. Favorable: gracious: kindly. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. Kindly; propitions. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  13. Gracious; generous; genial; propitious; mild. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. Of, or proceeding from, a kindly nature or disposition; favourable; mild. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  15. Of a kind and gentle disposition; gracious. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  16. A condition that has no cancer or harm. It is not a concern health wise. thelawdictionary.org
  17. ben-[=i]n', adj. favourable, esp. in astrology, as opposed to malign: gracious: kindly: (med.) of a mild type, as opposed to malignant: salubrious.--n. BENIG'NANCY, benignant quality.--adj. BENIG'NANT, kind: gracious: beneficial.--adv. BENIG'NANTLY.--n. BENIG'NITY, goodness of disposition: kindness: graciousness: favourable circumstances--of climate, weather, disease, planets.--adv. BENIGN'LY. [O. Fr. benigne--L. benignus, for benigenus; bene, well, genus, born.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  18. Diseases of a mild character are so called: as well as medicines whose action is not violent, as a Benign Fever, Febris benig'na impu'tris, &c. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  19. Gracious, gentle; fortunate, salutary; (of diseases) mild, not malignant. Hence benignly adv. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  20. Not malignant; not recurrent. American pocket medical dictionary.
  21. A term applied to tumors which represent normal tissues, do not return when removed, form no metastases, and do not infiltrate tissue or produce cachexia, as opposed to malignant tumors. Example, fibroma, lipoma, etc. [Lat.] Appleton's medical dictionary.
  22. [L.] (Med.) Local growths, not returning if removed, not destructive of life; opposed to Malignant [L.], cancerous and destructive of life. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  23. Kind, generous, liberal; wholesome, not malignant. Complete Dictionary

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