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benignant


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Benignant  \Be*nig"nant\,  a.  [LL.  benignans  p.  pr  of  benignare 
  from  L.  benignus  See  {Benign}.] 
  Kind  gracious;  favorable.  --  {Be*nig"nant*ly},  adv 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  benignant 
  adj  1:  pleasant  and  beneficial  in  nature  or  influence;  "a  benign 
  smile";  "the  benign  sky";  "the  benign  influence  of 
  pure  air  [syn:  {benign}]  [ant:  {malign}] 
  2:  characterized  by  kindness  and  warm  courtesy  especially  of  a 
  king  to  his  subjects;  "our  benignant  king"  [syn:  {gracious}] 




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