Definitions for magnanimousmægˈnæn ə məs
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noble and generous in spirit
"a greathearted general"; "a magnanimous conqueror"
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"
Noble and generous in spirit.
Origin: From magnanimus, from magnus "great" + animus "soul, mind".
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
dictated by or exhibiting nobleness of soul; honorable; noble; not selfish
Origin: [L. magnanimus; magnus great + animus mind. See Magnate, and Animus.]
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Be magnanimous, and forgive your enemies, but never forget their actions.
In a serious struggle there is no worse cruelty than to be magnanimous at an inopportune time.
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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