Kind gracious favorable
- characterized by kindness and hot courtesy especially of a king to their subjects
- pleasant and useful in general or impact
- type; gracious; positive.
c.1782, from harmless + -ant (see -ent); on type of cancerous. Related: Benignantly; benignancy.
(a.) type; gracious; favorable.
His character developed unanticipated strength on the practical side; he became a vigorous employer of labour, an active planter, above all a powerful and benignant island chieftain.