benignant benignant

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) pleasant and beneficial in nature or influence
  2. (adj) characterized by kindness and warm courtesy especially of a king to his subjects

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Usage(s):

  1. Let it roll on in full flood, inexorable, irresistible, benignant, to broader lands and better days.
  2. For in one of the mission chambers a venerable, white-haired invalid, with wrinkled, bespectacled eyes and a broad, benignant face, lay on what seemed likely to be his death bed.
  3. Boss McCooey takes a benignant interest in schools, got his sister Margaret on the Board of Superintendents.
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