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Definition of "magnanimous" []

  • Courageously noble in mind and heart. (adjective)
  • Generous in forgiving; eschewing resentment or revenge; unselfish. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "magnanimous" in a sentence
  • "Their answer is for a platonic oligarchy of a rich class which in magnanimous good will is supposed to provide "jobs" for the middle class."
  • "He is, in short, magnanimous (for instance, he forgives his enemies their offences)."
  • "Dr. Weizman, in magnanimous terms, said, "I want nothing for myself, but the Jews are interested in re-establishing in Palestine a cultural home, a religious home, and we would be glad to have the support of the Allies, particularly the British, in our ambition.""