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Word of the Day 11/23/15 Magnanimous

Magnanimous (adjective)
magnanimous [mag-nan-uh-muh s]


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

Synonyms
1. big, liberal, unspiteful.
2. See noble.

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

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