What does the word benignant mean?

Usage examples for benignant

  1. He was full six feet in height with a graceful deportment and benignant countenance. – Sages and Heroes of the American Revolution by L. Carroll Judson
  2. If his character, naturally benignant, sometimes showed the fiery sparkles of the vindictive Indian temper, some apology may be found, not merely in his blood, but in the circumstances of his situation. – History-of-the-Conquest-of-Peru-with-a-preliminary-view-of-the-civilization-of-the-Incas by Prescott, William Hickling
  3. Benignant and splendid, or splendid and sinister, the western sky reflects the hidden purposes of the royal mind. – The Mirror of the Sea by Joseph Conrad