Benignant vs Malignant - What's the difference?

benignant | malignant |


As adjectives the difference between benignant and malignant

is that benignant is kind; gracious; favorable while malignant is harmful, malevolent, injurious.

As a noun malignant is

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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.

    malignant

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Harmful, malevolent, injurious.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1922, author=(Ben Travers), title=(A Cuckoo in the Nest)
  • , chapter=1 citation , passage=“[…] the awfully hearty sort of Christmas cards that people do send to other people that they don't know at all well. You know. The kind that have mottoes
  • (medicine) Tending to produce death; threatening a fatal issue.
  • malignant diphtheria
    a malignant tumor

    Antonyms

    * (medicine) benign

    Noun

    (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
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