Definition of benign:
nonmalignant, luck, goodhearted, altruistic, brilliant, benignant, auspicious, attitude, genial, friendly, beneficent, merciful, harmless, gracious, bright, fair, fortunate, propitious, kindhearted, innocuous, kindly.
- good (part of speech: adjective)
- mild (part of speech: adjective)
Could its benign influence reach the hearts of all mankind the partition walls of sectarianism would be lost in pure philanthropy, individual and universal happiness would be immeasurably advanced, many of the dark clouds of human misery would vanish before its heart cheering soul reviving rays like a morning fog before the rising sun.- "Sages and Heroes of the American Revolution", L. Carroll Judson.
- "Poems of Paul Verlaine", Paul Verlaine.
- "The Tinder-Box", Maria Thompson Daviess.