1. kind; helpful; favorable
1. The presence of my uncle's huge library had a benign influence on my intellectual development.
2. not malignant
2. To my great relief, the doctor told me that the tumor had turned out to be benign.
benignus (kindly, kindhearted, friendly, generous) (Latin
Benign sounds like B9 = BNice. Therefore kind benign- bene (good) + sign opposite of malign Cloud number nine (BY Bryan Adams). so nign or nine is good. Benign is to be pleasant, good etc