Definitions for magnanimousmægˈnæn ə məs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. greathearted, magnanimous(adj)

    noble and generous in spirit

    "a greathearted general"; "a magnanimous conqueror"

  2. big, large, magnanimous(adj)

    generous and understanding and tolerant

    "a heart big enough to hold no grudges"; "that's very big of you to be so forgiving"; "a large and generous spirit"; "a large heart"; "magnanimous toward his enemies"

Wiktionary

  1. magnanimous(Adjective)

    Noble and generous in spirit.

  2. Origin: From magnanimus, from magnus "great" + animus "soul, mind".

Webster Dictionary

  1. Magnanimous(adj)

    great of mind; elevated in soul or in sentiment; raised above what is low, mean, or ungenerous; of lofty and courageous spirit; as, a magnanimous character; a magnanimous conqueror

  2. Magnanimous(adj)

    dictated by or exhibiting nobleness of soul; honorable; noble; not selfish

  3. Origin: [L. magnanimus; magnus great + animus mind. See Magnate, and Animus.]

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Be magnanimous, and forgive your enemies, but never forget their actions.

  2. Leon Trotsky:

    In a serious struggle there is no worse cruelty than to be magnanimous at an inopportune time.

  3. Mao Zedong:

    A revolution is not a dinner party, or writing an essay, or painting a picture, or doing embroidery; it cannot be so refined, so leisurely and gentle, so temperate, kind, courteous, restrained and magnanimous. A revolution is an insurrection, an act of violence by which one class overthrows another.

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