The definition of magnanimous is big-hearted, noble and generous of spirit.(adjective)
Someone who can look the other way when he has been wronged and who can pardon the person who has done the wrong is an example of someone who ismagnanimous.
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Origin: L magnanimus < magnus, great (see magni-) + animus, mind, soul (see animal)
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Origin: From Latin magnanimus
Origin: : magnus, great; see meg- in Indo-European roots
Origin: + animus, soul, mind; see anə- in Indo-European roots.
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