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See definition of benign on Dictionary.com
  • adj.kindly
  • adj.mild, especially describing weather
  • adj.advantageous
  • adj.not cancerous

synonyms for benign

  • benevolent
  • favorable
  • friendly
  • gentle
  • mild
  • benignant
  • amiable
  • beneficent
  • complaisant
  • congenial
  • generous
  • genial
  • good
  • goodhearted
  • gracious
  • kind
  • liberal
  • merciful
  • obliging
  • sympathetic
See also synonyms for: benignly
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antonyms for benign

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  • harsh
  • rough
  • unfriendly
  • unkind
  • violent
  • bad
  • cancerous
  • disadvantageous
  • harmful
  • hateful
  • hostile
  • hurtful
  • injurious
  • malignant
  • severe
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How to use benign in a sentence

It is possible that life may have gained a foothold, given the evidence that the planet once had a much more benign environment.
THE FOUR MOST PROMISING WORLDS FOR ALIEN LIFE IN THE SOLAR SYSTEMGARETH DORRIANSEPTEMBER 24, 2020SINGULARITY HUB 
My two personal oncology physicians were the ones who advised a conservative strategy of monitoring those nodules in my neck, which could prove to be benign.
MY CANCER MIGHT BE BACK—AND I WONDER IF UNNECESSARY RADIATION CAUSED IT IN THE FIRST PLACEJAKEMETHSEPTEMBER 22, 2020FORTUNE
As the election approaches, the building trend of employee activism against employers seems to be taking a benign turn—but don’t imagine that America’s employers and workers are now united in peace and love.
THE ACTIVIST EMPLOYEE HASN’T GONE AWAYGEOFFREY COLVINSEPTEMBER 21, 2020FORTUNE
These other ingredients, which are combined with the therapeutic one, are often sourced from around the world before landing in your medicine cabinet and are not always benign.
THE ‘INACTIVE' INGREDIENTS IN YOUR PILLS COULD HARM YOUBY YELENA IONOVA/THE CONVERSATIONSEPTEMBER 15, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
Sometimes doctors inject patients with benign chemicals that enhance the contrast visible in the image.
FACEBOOK AND NYU RESEARCHERS DISCOVER A WAY TO SPEED UP MRI SCANSJEREMY KAHNAUGUST 18, 2020FORTUNE
Benign respdit pater ipse Membertou neophytos se esse, verum imperarem; in mea potestate esse omnia.
THE JESUIT RELATIONS AND ALLIED DOCUMENTS, VOL. II: ACADIA, 1612-1614VARIOUS
Ab eo igitur tpore Patres nostros perhumaniter habuit, atque honorific in omnibus, mensque benign accepit.
THE JESUIT RELATIONS AND ALLIED DOCUMENTS, VOL. II: ACADIA, 1612-1614VARIOUS
He surveyed the crowd in the court-room with calm indifference, and seldom glanced at the gray-bearded, benign-looking judge.
MYSTERY RANCHARTHUR CHAPMAN
"No passion, Colombaik," put in the benign Joan, again interrupting the impetuous young man.
THE PILGRIM'S SHELL OR FERGAN THE QUARRYMANEUGNE SUE
He looked very benign as he quoted these verses in the pulpit on Sunday morning, with a half smile, as of pleased meditation.
WHEN VALMOND CAME TO PONTIAC, COMPLETEGILBERT PARKER
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WORDS RELATED TO BENIGN

  • amiable
  • amicable
  • approachable
  • benevolent
  • benign
  • breezy
  • civil
  • clubby
  • congenial
  • cordial
  • courteous
  • genial
  • gentle
  • good-humored
  • good-natured
  • gracious
  • kindly
  • mild
  • nice
  • obliging
  • pleasant
  • polite
  • sociable
  • urbane
  • warm
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.