ETYM Old Eng. benigne, bening, Old Fren. benigne, French bénin, fem. bénigne, from Latin benignus, contr. from benigenus; bonus good + root of genus kind. Related to Bounty, and Genus.
1. Of disposition or manner.
2. Pleasant and beneficial in nature or influence; SYN. benignant.
Term used to describe a non-cancerous growth, such as a polyp.
It is also applied to any medical condition which is not actually harmful to the patient.
ETYM Old Eng. bountevous, from bounte bounty.
Liberal in charity; disposed to give freely; generously liberal; munificent; beneficent; free in bestowing gifts.
Benevolence; abundance, plentifulness
Producing in abundance; SYN. plentiful.
ETYM French gracieux, Latin gratiosus. Related to Grace.
1. Characterized by charm, good taste, and generosity of spirit.
2. Disposed to bestow favors.
ETYM Latin leniens, -entis, p. pr. of lenire to soften, from lenis soft, mild. Related to Lithe.
Characterized by tolerance and mercy.
1. Showing or giving mercy
2. Used conventionally of royalty and high nobility
ETYM Latin propitius, perhaps originally a term of augury meaning, flying forward (pro) or well; cf. Skr. pat to fly, Eng. petition, feather.
Presenting favorable circumstances.
Charming in a childlike or naive way.