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Pronunciation:  mag'nanumus

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  1. [adj]  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"
  2. [adj]  noble and generous in spirit; "a greathearted general"; "a magnanimous conqueror"

MAGNANIMOUS is a 11 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: big, generous, greathearted, large, noble



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Mag*nan"i*mous\, a.[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 law down Far more magnanimousan
         to assume.                            --Milton.

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

         Both strived for death; magnanimous debate.

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

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