Benevolent vs Benignant - What's the difference?

benevolent | benignant |


As adjectives the difference between benevolent and benignant

is that benevolent is having a disposition to do good while benignant is kind; gracious; favorable.

benevolent

English

Adjective

(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

    benignant

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • 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.