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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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Benignly envious individuals are likely to perceive situations of envy in terms of challenge, thus increasing improvement motivation.
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.
Everyone on board will smile benignly at us because they won't have heard the broadcast all over the airport ordering us to join them.
We really do need to re-think our attitudes towards nature, a gift that could be benignly exploited for the benefit of all.
The moon hangs benignly where the sun would blaze in summer.
It was not surprising, therefore, to see a combination of bewilderment and vague unease etched upon the faces of shoppers when confronted with the spectacle of two four-meter-tall cat puppets nodding benignly to the musical soundtrack of a small darbuka ensemble at the doors of the somewhat grim spending retreat on Saturday afternoon.
HE may well be 85 years old, but singer Tony Bennett continues to tread the boards, entertaining benignly, beaming charisma and displaying exquisite good taste in his repertoire and phrasing.
It seems the skill of delivering less good news benignly is beyond them.
It seemed like an eternity before I blinked benignly and said, "No".
They trot out David Willetts, who smiling benignly tells them in the best traditions of the Arthur Daley type salesman, "don't worry about the thousands of pounds of debt you will finally owe but just look at how small your monthly repayments will be".
Instead an elephant swam benignly through the platform from which Nicky, Kian, Mark and Shane sang Safe, from latest album Gravity.
He smiles benignly and empty-handed from the sofa, as if I have stupidly fallen for some huge obvious prank.