Care and kindness

benign
(adj)
bǝ-NINE
Meaning

1. kind; helpful; favorable

1st Sample Sentence

1. The presence of my uncle's huge library had a benign influence on my intellectual development.

2nd Meaning

2. not malignant

2nd Sample Sentence

2. To my great relief, the doctor told me that the tumor had turned out to be benign.

Root

benignus (kindly, kindhearted, friendly, generous) (Latin

Mnemonics

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

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