Synonyms of benign in English:

benign

adjective

  • 1 a benign grandfatherly role
    kindly, kind, warmhearted, good-natured, friendly, warm, affectionate, agreeable, genial, congenial, cordial, approachable, tenderhearted, gentle, sympathetic, compassionate, caring, well disposed, benevolent
    [Antonyms] unfriendly hostile
  • 2 a benign climate
    temperate, mild, gentle, balmy, soft, pleasant, favorable; healthy, wholesome, salubrious
    [Antonyms] harsh unhealthy unfavorable
  • 3 Medicine a benign tumor
    harmless, nonmalignant, noncancerous; Medicinebenignant
    [Antonyms] malignant
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