Definition of benignly adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

benignly

 adverb
adverb
BrE BrE//bɪˈnaɪnli//
 
; NAmE NAmE//bɪˈnaɪnli//
 
(formal)
 
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in a kind and gentle way; in a way that does not hurt anybody He smiled benignly.