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benign

Pathol (of a tumour, etc.) not threatening to life or health; not malignant

benign

[bə′nīn]
(medicine)
Of no danger to life or health.
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The sparrowhawk, with its piercing yellow-eyed gaze, can never give the impression that it is anything other than an extremely efficient plunderer of small birds and in the case of the larger female, not so small birds, a raptor perhaps not viewed so benignly by garden bird watchers.
The minister, surrounded by his deacons, held court a little distance away, and smiled benignly on the members of his flock who acknowledged him with a word or a hand raised.
Ong said, 'Markets are pricing the longer-term rate hike trajectory too benignly, despite the Fed's guidance and firm economic data.
In one smurf village, benignly presided over by Papa Smurf (voiced by Mandy Patinkin) they are all male, except for Smurfette (Demi Lovato) a brightly optimistic female creature not unlike Joy from Inside Out .
This one man did so much to benignly extend Australia's influence and build bridges of friendship that transcended race and gender.
We predicted that benign envy would be associated with increased risk taking because benignly envious people may try to achieve positive outcomes, such as increasing their stature to the level of that of the envied person.
And while many establishments, and the people that dwell within them, have reacted benignly to the sudden crowds outside, there are some who don't want any of it.
One of the coworkers, however, did not look back on his POW days so benignly. He had been a commander in an SS Panzer Group and wound up in a denazification camp (his term) in New York.
Faced with this paradox, official efforts to "transform through education" were halfhearted, while appropriation of land by the supposedly civilized immigrants was either encouraged or benignly overlooked.
`` Clearly, so far the markets seem to have reacted somewhat benignly. What we'll have to do is continue doing what we've been doing, which was anyway the intention, regardless of the US Fed decision,'' he told journalists on the sidelines of the event.
You saunter to your sun lounger in slow motion, smiling benignly over the children making sandcastles, who look up at you in awe.
Under Milk Wood Malvern THEATREs AS the house lights dim Owen Teale (as First Voice) walks to the front of the stage, surveys the audience benignly and begins the first lines of Dylan Thomas's masterpiece.