magnanimous

[ mag-nan-uh-muhs ]
/ mægˈnæn ə məs /

adjective

generous in forgiving an insult or injury; free from petty resentfulness or vindictiveness: to be magnanimous toward one's enemies.
high-minded; noble: a just and magnanimous ruler.
proceeding from or revealing generosity or nobility of mind, character, etc.: a magnanimous gesture of forgiveness.

Origin of magnanimous

1575–85; < Latin magnanimus great-souled, equivalent to magn(us) magn- + anim(us) spirit, soul, mind + -us -ous

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magnanimous
/ (mæɡˈnænɪməs) /

adjective

generous and noble

Derived forms of magnanimous

magnanimously, adverbmagnanimousness, noun

Word Origin for magnanimous

C16: from Latin magnanimus great-souled
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