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]
- italbrac RP /mægˈnæn.ɪ.məs/, /m
mag·nan·i·mous /mægˈnænəməs/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[mag-nan-uh-muhs] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation –adjective 1. generous in forgiving an insult or injury; free from petty resentfulness or vindictiveness: to be magnanimous toward one's enemies. 2. high-minded; noble: a just and magnanimous ruler. 3. proceeding from or revealing generosity or nobility of mind, character, etc.: a magnanimous gesture of forgiveness.
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