Synonyms of benign in English:

benign


See definition of benign

adjective

1‘he adopted a benign grandfatherly role’

SYNONYMS

kindly, kind, warm-hearted, good-natured, friendly, warm, affectionate, agreeable, amiable, good-humoured, genial, congenial, cordial, approachable, tender, tender-hearted, soft-hearted, gentle, sympathetic, compassionate, caring, considerate, thoughtful, helpful, well disposed, obliging, accommodating, generous, big-hearted, unselfish, benevolent, gracious, liberal, indulgent

rare benignant

ANTONYMS

unfriendly, hostile

2‘the climate becomes more benign nearer to the Black Sea’

SYNONYMS

temperate, mild, gentle, clement, calm, balmy, pleasant, agreeable, soft, soothing, refreshing

healthy, health-giving, wholesome, salubrious

ANTONYMS

harsh, unhealthy

3‘the lizard has a chance of survival if its environment is benign’

SYNONYMS

favourable, advantageous, beneficial

helpful, propitious, auspicious, lucky, opportune, fortunate, providential, encouraging, benevolent, conducive

right, good

ANTONYMS

unfavourable

4‘he had surgery to remove a benign tumour’

SYNONYMS

harmless, non-malignant, non-cancerous, non-dangerous, innocent

curable, remediable, treatable, removable

technical benignant

ANTONYMS

malignant