- Antonyms of BENIGNANT
acrimonious, atrocious, bad, barbaric, barbarous, bestial, brutal, brute, brutish, callous, churlish, cold-blooded, crabbed, cruel, crusty, damaging, deleterious, disadvantageous, disagreeable, dogged, grim, gruff, hard-boiled, harmful, harsh, hateful, heartless, heavy-handed, ill-humored, ill-natured, ill-tempered, inconsiderate, inhuman, inhumane, injurious, insalubrious, insensate, insensitive, malevolent, malicious, malign, malignant, mean, merciless, morose, nasty, pitiless, ruthless, sadistic, savage, severe, sour, spiteful, stern, stonyhearted, sullen, surly, thoughtless, tough, truculent, uncaring, uncharitable, uncompassionate, unfavorable, unfeeling, unfriendly, unhelpful, unkind, unkindly, unlovely, unprofitable, unsentimental, unsympathetic, unthinking, vicious, virulent, wanton, Fiendish, Hard-hearted, Unamiable, ironhearted.
- Examples of usage:
- She shut the door behind her with a sharp clang and left to himself Mr Dyceworthy again smiled such a benignant fatherly smile - "Thelma" by Marie Corelli
- His countenance was always serene and benignant - "Henry of Ofterdingen: A Romance." by Friedrich von Hardenberg
- Spare of figure plain in apparel benignant but haggard of countenance with temples bared by anxiety as much as by his helmet earnest almost devout in manner in his own words Calvus et Calvinists William of Orange was an old man at forty three - "Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete" by John Lothrop Motley