Definitions for magnanimousness

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

mag•nan•i•mous*mægˈnæn ə məs(adj.)

  1. generous in forgiving an insult or injury; free from pettiness.

  2. showing noble sensibility; high-minded.

* Syn: See noble.

Origin of magnanimous:

1575–85; < L magnanimus=magn(us) large, great +-animus, adj. der. of animus mind, soul (see -ous )


Princeton's WordNet

  1. nobility, nobleness, magnanimousness, grandeur(noun)

    the quality of elevation of mind and exaltation of character or ideals or conduct


  1. magnanimousness(Noun)

    The quality of being magnanimous.

    I was astounded by her magnanimousness: she had clearly forgiven him for everything that had happened.


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