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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Pleasantly and kindly.

Usage examples (39)
  • The policeman smiled benignly at the children as they ran by.
  • This drug is benignly soporific
  • Adjective : a benign king. ,a benign smile. ,a series of benign omens and configurations in the heavens
  • WA is what I call benignly evil. for more
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