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 for Benignant
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Benignant \Be*nig"nant\, a. [LL. benignans, p. pr. of benignare,
     from L. benignus. See Benign.]
     Kind; gracious; favorable. -- Be*nig"nant*ly, adv.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

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

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