Malignant vs Benevolent - What's the difference?

malignant | benevolent |

As adjectives the difference between malignant and benevolent

is that malignant is harmful, malevolent, injurious while benevolent is having a disposition to do good.

As a noun malignant

is .




(en adjective)
  • Harmful, malevolent, injurious.
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  • (medicine) Tending to produce death; threatening a fatal issue.
  • malignant diphtheria
    a malignant tumor


    * (medicine) benign


    (en noun)
  • * 1823 , The Retrospective Review (volume 7, page 11)
  • As devout Stephen was carried to his burial by devout men, so is it just and equal that malignants should carry malignants




    (en adjective)
  • Having a disposition to do good.
  • Chinese and Eastern mythologies describe dragons as benevolent .
  • Possessing or manifesting love for mankind.
  • altruistic, charitable, good, just and fair.
  • generous.
  • Antonyms

    * malevolent

    See also

    * benevolence * benevolently * benevolentness