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Definitions for magnanimous
mægˈnæn ə məsmag·nan·i·mous

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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.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of magnanimous in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of magnanimous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of magnanimous in a Sentence

  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.

  4. EMEASOBA GEORGE:

    Forbearance is an indispensable key to a lasting marriage or relationship. That is to say, without patience, tolerance and magnanimity (forgiveness) there can't be any lasting marriage or relationship. Yes! It takes patience, tolerance and magnanimity (forgiveness) to experience a lasting marriage or relationship. As a matter of fact, whoever that lacks patience, tolerance and (forgiveness) cannot and will never experience a lasting marriage or relationship. Anyway, do you really long for a lasting marriage or relationship? If Yes, then you've got to be patient, tolerant and magnanimous (forgiving) in all you do. Most especially, with regard to the affairs of your marriage or any other relationship. For, (surely) patience, tolerance and magnanimity do pay off. Whereas, impatience, intolerance and unforgivingness are catastrophic naturally, to my mind (in my opinion). ~Emeasoba George

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