Magnanimous definition

măg-nănə-məs
Highly moral, especially in showing kindness or forgiveness, as in overlooking insults or not seeking revenge.
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The definition of magnanimous is big-hearted, noble and generous of spirit.

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 is magnanimous.

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Noble and generous in spirit.

He thinks himself ardent, impulsive, passionate, magnanimous "” capable of boundless enthusiasm for an idea or a sentiment.

Magnanimous forgiveness.

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Noble in mind; esp., generous in overlooking injury or insult; rising above pettiness or meanness.
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Origin of magnanimous

  • From Latin magnanimus magnus great meg- in Indo-European roots animus soul, mind anə- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin magnanimus, from magnus (“great") + animus (“soul, mind").

    From Wiktionary