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Definition of "benignant" [be•nig•nant]

  • Favorable; beneficial. (adjective)
  • Kind and gracious. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "benignant" in a sentence
  • "Some persons may still recall the benignant appearance of the late venerable Sir Archibald Macdonald, Lord Chief Baron of the Court of"
  • "Whether it were fibrous or albuminous, "benignant" or "malignant," he was not able in his first diagnosis to determine."
  • "She was on the opposite side of the fountain, and stood gazing on him with calmness, and with a kind of benignant curiosity: The garden, the kiosk, the falling waters, recalled the past, which flashed over his mind almost at the moment when he beheld the beautiful apparition."