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magnanimity

Syllabification: mag·na·nim·i·ty
Pronunciation: /ˌmaɡnəˈnimədē
 
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Definition of magnanimity in English:

noun

The fact or condition of being magnanimous; generosity: both sides will have to show magnanimity
More example sentences
  • The sisters are taking the game forward depending on their father's magnanimity and munificence in paying for air passages, schooling and cricket gear.
  • Positive values include an instruction to be just and fair, to value generosity or magnanimity, to demonstrate honesty and cooperation.
  • While compassion makes us feel the richer for our magnanimity, justice stirs up far more complex emotions of self-justification and equivocation.

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