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magnanimous Explained

magnanimous at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


magnanimous at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

adj [Date: 1500-1600; Language: Latin; Origin: magnanimus, from magnus 'great' + animus 'spirit']// kind and generous, especially to someone that you have defeated// --a magnanimous gesture// -- magnanimously adv // -- magnanimity/m[zB024]gn[hA353]n[hA366]m[hA369]ti/ n [U] //

magnanimous at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

77 Moby Thesaurus words for "magnanimous":
altruistic, august, benevolent, big, bighearted, bounteous,
bountiful, charitable, chivalrous, conciliatory, considerate,
distinguished, elevated, eminent, exalted, famous, forbearant,
forbearing, forgiving, free, freehanded, freehearted, generous,
giving, glorious, godlike, gracious, great, great of heart,
greathearted, handsome, heroic, high, high-minded, hospitable,
idealistic, indulgent, kind, knightly, large, largehearted, lauded,
lavish, lenient, liberal, lofty, long-suffering, longanimous,
magnificent, majestic, munificent, noble, noble-minded, open,
openhanded, openhearted, patient, placable, princely, profuse,
prominent, renowned, soaring, sparing, stintless, sublime, superb,
tolerant, tolerating, towering, ungrudging, unresentful,
unrevengeful, unselfish, unsparing, unstinted, unstinting

magnanimous at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[ADJ] (Disinterestedness): disinterested, unselfish, self-sacrificing, generous, liberal, magnanimous, chivalrous, heroic.

magnanimous at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

(formal) kind, generous and forgiving, especially towards an enemy or a RIVAL:
a magnanimous gesture * He was magnanimous in defeat and praised his opponent's skill.
magnanimity noun [U]:
She accepted the criticism with magnanimity.
magnanimously adverb

Magnanimous at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Magnanimous \Mag*nan"i*mous\, a.[L. magnanimus; magnus great +
animus mind. See {Magnate}, and {Animus}.]
1. 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.

Be magnanimous in the enterprise. --Shak.

To give a kingdom hath been thought Greater and
nobler done, and to law down Far more magnanimousan
to assume. --Milton.

2. Dictated by or exhibiting nobleness of soul; honorable;
noble; not selfish.

Both strived for death; magnanimous debate.

There is an indissoluble union between a magnanimous
policy and the solid rewards of public prosperity
and felicity. --Washington.

magnanimous at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

adj 1: noble and generous in spirit; "a greathearted general"; "a
magnanimous conqueror" [syn: {greathearted}]
2: 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" [syn: {big}, {large}]

magnanimous at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: was wotd » 2007|May|5



From Inter: etyl » la Inter: term » magnanimus|lang=la, from Inter: term » magnus||great|lang=la + Inter: term » animus||soul, mind|lang=la.


* Inter: a » RP|US Inter: IPA » /mæɡˈnæn.ɪ.məs/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /m{g."n{n.I.m@s/
  • Inter: audio » en-us-magnanimous.ogg|Audio (US)


    Inter: en-ad » j

  • Noble and generous in spirit.
    1. : He thinks himself ardent, impulsive, passionate, magnanimous — capable of boundless enthusiasm for an idea or a sentiment.
    2. : magnanimous forgiveness


      * big-hearted

  • generous
  • great-hearted
  • large-hearted
  • unselfish

    Related terms

    * magnanimity
  • magnanimously
  • magnanimousness


    Inter: trans-top » noble and generous in spirit
  • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|վեհանձն|tr=vehanjn
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|坦蕩|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|坦荡|tr=tǎndàng|sc=Hani
  • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|velkodušný|m
  • Danish: Inter: t- » da|storsindet
  • Dutch: grootmoedig
  • Esperanto: grandanima
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|magnanime

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|großmütig
    • Icelandic: göfuglyndur; drenglyndur; stórlyndur; veglyndur
    • Irish: Inter: t- » ga|móraigeanta
    • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|寛大|tr=かんだいな, kandai-na|alt=寛大な|sc=Jpan
    • Latin: Inter: t- » la|magnanimus
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|великодушный|tr=velikodúšnyj|sc=Cyrl
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|magnánimo
    • Swedish: storsint

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