What is another word for benignant?

663 synonyms found

Pronunciation:

[ bɪnˈɪɡnənt], [ bɪnˈɪɡnənt], [ b_ɪ_n_ˈɪ_ɡ_n_ə_n_t]

The word "benignant" typically means showing kindness or gentleness, and it is often used to describe people or actions that are warm and welcoming. There are several synonyms for this term, including benevolent, kindhearted, compassionate, gracious, and gentle. Other words that convey a similar sense of warmth and friendliness include affable, amiable, genial, and congenial. Each of these synonyms captures a slightly different aspect of the concept of "benignant," but they all share a common sense of generosity and kindness. Whether describing a person or an action, these words can help convey a sense of warmth and compassion.

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What are the hypernyms for Benignant?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the opposite words for benignant?

Benignant is an adjective that describes something or someone as kind, gentle, or mild. Conversely, the antonyms of benignant are harsh, severe, cruel, malevolent, malicious, and malignant. Harsh and severe refer to something that is strict and unforgiving, while cruel and malevolent suggest intentional harming or ill will towards others. Malicious and malignant describe a harmful, dangerous or deadly nature. In contrast, the antonyms of benignant convey a negative or cruel aspect of someone or something, and opposite of its positive meaning. Understanding antonyms of benignant can help one to build an effective vocabulary and improve their communication skills.

Usage examples for Benignant

In truth, she found an extraordinary pleasure in being thus free to talk to some one who was equally wise and equally benignant, the mother of her earliest childhood, whose silence seemed to answer questions that were never asked.
"Night and Day"
Virginia Woolf
It is the voice of faith, silver-toned and sweet; and the very heavens themselves seem to listen; and the thunders rumble away into the valleys; and the stars, shining, and calm, and benignant, come out again over the mountain-peaks.
"The Beautiful Wretch; The Pupil of Aurelius; and The Four Macnicols"
William Black
Those at Court who secured the benignant smiles of Frau Kleist knew that their future path in life would be full of sunshine, but woe betide those upon whom she knit her brows in disapproval.
"The Secrets of Potsdam"
William Le Queux

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