meaning of benignant

benignant meaning in General Dictionary

Kind gracious favorable

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  • characterized by kindness and hot courtesy especially of a king to their subjects
  • pleasant and useful in general or impact
  • type; gracious; positive.

benignant meaning in Etymology Dictionary

c.1782, from harmless + -ant (see -ent); on type of cancerous. Related: Benignantly; benignancy.

benignant meaning in General Dictionary

(a.) type; gracious; favorable.

Sentence Examples with the word benignant

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.

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