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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Kind and gentle; mild (climate).

Usage examples (28)
  • On their family vacation, the parents realized the desert was a more benign place for their asthmatic child.
  • The benign ruler of millions
  • A benign smile
  • ‡ The term benign is used when describing tumors or growths that do not threaten the health of an individual. for more
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