noun, plural mag·na·nim·i·ties for 2.
Examples from the Web for magnanimity
Yet, sadly, neither talent nor ambition cultivates prudence, wisdom, love, or magnanimity.
In this imagined West Bank, anything the Palestinians “get” will be a reflection of Israeli magnanimity, not Palestinian rights.
While the hope of compromise lingered, he had gone to the extreme of magnanimity, but the time for conciliation was past.Stephen Arnold Douglas|William Garrott Brown
From this new perfidy of life taking upon itself the form of magnanimity.Chance|Joseph Conrad
The allusion to magnanimity produced some derisive laughs, which slightly nettled Matthew.Round the Block|John Bell Bouton
And these reflections would cause his heart to taste once more the sensuous joy of "magnanimity."Fathers and Sons|Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev
Whether those acts of his are to be ascribed to magnanimity or narrow-mindedness the reader must decide for himself.Plutarch's Lives, Volume II|Aubrey Stewart & George Long
British Dictionary definitions for magnanimity
noun plural -ties
Word Origin for magnanimity
Word Origin and History for magnanimity
mid-14c., "loftiness of thought or purpose," from Old French magnanimité "high-mindedness, generosity of spirit," from Latin magnanimitatem (nominative magnanimitas) "greatness of soul, high-mindedness," from magnanimus "having a great soul," from magnus "great" (see magnate) + animus "mind, soul, spirit" (see animus). Probably a loan-translation of Greek megalopsykhos "high-souled, generous" (Aristotle) or megathymus "great-hearted."