As adjectives the difference between benignant and beneficent
is that benignant
is kind; gracious; favorable while beneficent
is given to acts that are kind, charitable, philanthropic or beneficial.
Kind; gracious; favorable.
* 1749 , Henry Fielding, Tom Jones , Folio Society 1973, p. 417:
- Here Nature appears in her richest attire, and Art, dressed with the modestest simplicity, attends her benignant mistress.
Given to acts that are kind, charitable, philanthropic or beneficial.