Definition of magnanimous in English:

magnanimous

Line breaks: mag¦nani|mous
Pronunciation: /magˈnanɪməs
 
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adjective

Derivatives

magnanimously

adverb
More example sentences
  • Interestingly, the youngsters have handled highbrow ostracism magnanimously, countering it with open arms and inclusiveness.
  • Petrova had no complaints about the final result, as she magnanimously admitted that she had been beaten by a better player on the day.
  • He gestures silently, magnanimously to his guests, making a great show of his joy at their attendance.

Origin

mid 16th century: from Latin magnanimus (from magnus 'great' + animus 'soul') + -ous.

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