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Definitions of benignant

  1. Benignancy. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2. BENIGNANTLY. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. pleasant and beneficial in nature or influence; "a benign smile"; "the benign sky"; "the benign influence of pure air" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. characterized by kindness and warm courtesy especially of a king to his subjects; "our benignant king" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. Kind; gracious; favorable. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Kind; gracious; genial; helpful; gentle; salutary. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. Kind: gracious. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  8. Kindly; benign; gentle; gracious. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.

Usage examples for benignant

  1. Which is more certainly the stay of the city, the swift chivalrous chemist or the benignant all- providing grocer? – The Napoleon of Notting Hill by Gilbert K. Chesterton
  2. Then, breaking into a benignant smile, he shook hands with the waiter warmly, turned in silence, mounted his horse and rode off after the native cart, which had already started. – In the Track of the Troops by R.M. Ballantyne
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