Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: adjective

Kindly; benign; gentle; gracious.

Part of speech: adjective

Helpful; salutary.

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Usage examples "benignant":

  1. He was full six feet in height with a graceful deportment and benignant countenance. - "Sages and Heroes of the American Revolution", 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", 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", Joseph Conrad.