Definition Of benign


(of a disease) not harmful in effect: in particular, (of a tumor) not malignant.

In actual fact, for the vast majority of cases, the childhood infectious diseases are benign and self-limiting.

gentle; kindly.

her face was calm and benign

Example Of benign

  • Accordingly, SARS-associated coronavirus may not change rapidly into a benign infection.

  • And any benign thoughts my party may have harboured evaporated when our scheduled, relatively short sail took more than four hours to complete.

  • Asthma in young children is no longer considered a benign disease, since it often presents with acute exacerbations.

  • At the moment, though, the normally benign Morris has fallen into a stern mood.

  • ‘But it is generally quite a benign condition, which is easily managed and treated,’ Dr Pye said.

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