Of a kind or gentle disposition; gracious; generous; favorable; benignant.
- Of a kind and gentle disposition.
- Showing gentleness and mildness. See Synonyms at kind1.
- Tending to exert a beneficial influence; favorable: a policy with benign consequences for the economy. See Synonyms at favorable.
- Having little or no detrimental effect; harmless: a chemical additive that is environmentally benign.
- Medicine Of no danger to health; not recurrent or progressive; not malignant: a benign tumor.