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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Magnanimous \Mag*nan"i*mous\, adjective[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 lay down Far more magnanimous than to assume. --Milton.

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

Both strived for death; magnanimous debate. --Stirling.

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

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



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

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}]

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