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  • Benignly — Be*nign ly, adv. In a benign manner. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • benignly — adv. Benignly is used with these verbs: ↑smile …   Collocations dictionary

  • benignly — benign ► ADJECTIVE 1) genial and kindly. 2) favourable; not harmful. 3) (of a tumour) not malignant. DERIVATIVES benignity noun benignly adverb. ORIGIN Latin benignus, probably from bene well + genus born …   English terms dictionary

  • benignly — adverb in a benign manner this drug is benignly soporific • Syn: ↑benignantly • Derived from adjective: ↑benignant (for: ↑benignantly), ↑benign …   Useful english dictionary

  • benignly — adverb see benign …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • benignly — See benign. * * * …   Universalium

  • benignly — adv. in a kind manner, generously …   English contemporary dictionary

  • benignly — be·nign·ly …   English syllables

  • benignly — See: benign …   English dictionary

  • benign — benignly, adv. /bi nuyn /, adj. 1. having a kindly disposition; gracious: a benign king. 2. showing or expressive of gentleness or kindness: a benign smile. 3. favorable; propitious: a series of benign omens and configurations in the heavens. 4.… …   Universalium

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