A benign, kindly king, who cared more for his subjects than for himself, ruled the tiny kingdom. King Rupert may not have been particularly wise, but his benign, gentle ways endeared him to his people. Everyone held their breath when it was rumored that King Rupert had developed a tumor, but luckily it was diagnosed as benign or harmless. Everyone hoped that the benign and gracious King Rupert would live for a long time.
Quiz: What does it mean when someone is benign?
- That person is kind and has a gentle positive influence.
- That person is weak and is easy to push aside.
- That person is not able to give a strong opinion.