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[mag-nan-uh-muh s] /mægˈnæn ə məs/

generous in forgiving an insult or injury; free from petty resentfulness or vindictiveness:
to be magnanimous toward one’s enemies.
high-minded; noble:
a just and magnanimous ruler.
proceeding from or revealing generosity or nobility of mind, character, etc.:
a magnanimous gesture of forgiveness.
generous and noble

1580s, a back-formation from magnanimity + -ous, or else from Latin magnanimus “highminded,” literally “great-souled” (see magnanimity). Related: Magnanimously.


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