- Antonyms of BENIGNANT
grim, virulent, bad, ill-humored, deleterious, insensate, nasty, sullen, inconsiderate, unkind, ironhearted, hard-boiled, churlish, crabbed, malignant, tough, malicious, wanton, brutal, heavy-handed, morose, unthinking, unsentimental, sadistic, malign, malevolent, damaging, unkindly, uncaring, gruff, bestial, savage, ill-tempered, insensitive, unfeeling, inhumane, heartless, acrimonious, atrocious, stonyhearted, cold-blooded, Hard-hearted, barbaric, thoughtless, cruel, mean, brutish, unsympathetic, crusty, unfriendly, dogged, spiteful, callous, truculent, pitiless, vicious, harmful, ill-natured, uncompassionate, unprofitable, unfavorable, hateful, merciless, unlovely, uncharitable, unhelpful, severe, inhuman, stern, disagreeable, ruthless, brute, disadvantageous, barbarous, insalubrious, sour, Fiendish, injurious, Unamiable, surly, harsh.
- 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