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benignant adj
1 pleasant and beneficial in nature or influence; "a benign smile"; "the benign sky"; "the benign influence of pure air" [syn: benign] [ant: malign]
2 characterized by kindness and warm courtesy especially of a king to his subjects; "our benignant king" [syn: gracious]

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  1. kind; gracious; favorable.
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