Synonyms of benign


1. benign (vs. malignant)

usage: not dangerous to health; not recurrent or progressive (especially of a tumor)

2. benign (vs. malign), benignant, kindly, harmless, kind

usage: pleasant and beneficial in nature or influence; "a benign smile"; "the benign sky"; "the benign influence of pure air"

3. benign, kind (vs. unkind)

usage: kindness of disposition or manner; "the benign ruler of millions"; "benign intentions"

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