As adjectives the difference between benevolent and benignant
is that benevolent
is having a disposition to do good while benignant
is kind; gracious; favorable.
Having a disposition to do good.
Possessing or manifesting love for mankind.
altruistic, charitable, good, just and fair.
- Chinese and Eastern mythologies describe dragons as benevolent .
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.