how to pronounce benign


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benign is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of benign in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… a tumor that is totally benign and …”

meanings of benign


  1. Kind; gentle; mild.
  2. Mild and favorable.
  3. Not posing any serious threat to health; not particularly aggressive or recurrent.
  4. Not harmful to the environment.

benign frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word benign occurs in english on average 3.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics benign can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that benign can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to benign


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