magnanimous

  • 1 Magnanimous — 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Magnanimous — is: an adjective referring Magnanimity hence an epithet, used for various rulers the music label Magnanimous Records This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same title. If an …

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  • 3 magnanimous — I adjective above meanness, above pettiness, altruistic, beneficent, charitable, chivalrous, elevated, exalted, forgiving, free of pettiness, gallant, generous, great, handsome, high minded, honorable, illustrious, kind, largehearted, liberal,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 magnanimous — (adj.) 1580s, a back formation from magnanimity + ous, or else from L. magnanimus highminded, lit. great souled (see MAGNANIMITY (Cf. magnanimity)). Related: Magnanimously …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 magnanimous — [adj] giving and kind all heart, altruistic, beneficent, benevolent, big, bighearted, bountiful, charitable, considerate, forgiving, free, generous, great, greathearted, handsome, has heart in right place*, highminded, kindly, knightly, liberal,… …

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  • 6 magnanimous — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ generous or forgiving, especially towards a rival or less powerful person. DERIVATIVES magnanimity noun magnanimously adverb. ORIGIN from Latin magnus great + animus soul …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 magnanimous — [mag nan′ə məs] adj. [L magnanimus < magnus, great (see MAGNI ) + animus, mind, soul (see ANIMAL)] noble in mind; high souled; esp., generous in overlooking injury or insult; rising above pettiness or meanness magnanimously adv …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 magnanimous — adj. 1) magnanimous towards 2) magnanimous to + inf. (it was magnanimous of you to make the offer) * * * magnanimous towards magnanimous to + inf. (it was magnanimous of you to make the offer) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 9 magnanimous — magnanimously, adv. magnanimousness, n. /mag nan euh meuhs/, adj. 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 …

    Universalium

  • 10 magnanimous — [[t]mægnæ̱nɪməs[/t]] ADJ GRADED If you are magnanimous, you behave kindly and generously towards someone, especially after defeating them or being treated badly by them. I was prepared to be magnanimous, prepared to feel compassion for him... He… …

    English dictionary

  • 11 magnanimous — adjective Etymology: Latin magnanimus, from magnus great + animus spirit more at much, animate Date: 1567 1. showing or suggesting a lofty and courageous spirit < the irreproachable lives and magnanimous sufferings of their followers Joseph… …

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  • 12 magnanimous — adjective /mæɡˈnæn.ɪ.məs/ Noble and generous in spirit. He thinks himself ardent, impulsive, passionate, magnanimous capable of boundless enthusiasm for an idea or a sentiment. Syn: big hearted, generous, great hearted, large hearted, unselfish… …

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  • 13 magnanimous — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. generous, high minded, greatsouled. See liberality, benevolence. Ant., ungenerous, small minded. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. high minded, unselfish, great hearted; see generous 2 , kind 1 , noble 1 …

    English dictionary for students

  • 14 magnanimous — mag|nan|i|mous [mægˈnænıməs] adj [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: magnanimus, from magnus great + animus spirit ] kind and generous, especially to someone that you have defeated ▪ a magnanimous gesture >magnanimously adv >magnanimity… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 magnanimous — adjective kind and generous, especially to someone that you have defeated in some way: a magnanimous gesture magnanimously adverb magnanimity noun (U) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 magnanimous — adjective her magnanimous contributions to the art world Syn: generous, charitable, benevolent, beneficent, big hearted, handsome, princely, altruistic, philanthropic, unselfish, chivalrous, noble; forgiving, merciful, lenient, indulgent, clement …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 17 magnanimous — UK [mæɡˈnænɪməs] / US adjective formal willing to forgive people, or willing to be kind and fair The team was magnanimous in defeat. Derived words: magnanimity UK [ˌmæɡnəˈnɪmətɪ] / US noun uncountable magnanimously adverb …

    English dictionary

  • 18 magnanimous — Synonyms and related words: altruistic, august, benevolent, big, bighearted, bounteous, bountiful, charitable, chivalrous, conciliatory, considerate, distinguished, elevated, eminent, exalted, famous, forbearant, forbearing, forgiving, free,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 19 magnanimous — mag|nan|i|mous [ mæg nænıməs ] adjective FORMAL willing to forgive people or willing to be kind and fair ╾ mag|na|nim|i|ty [ ,mægnə nıməti ] noun uncount ╾ mag|nan|i|mous|ly adverb …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20 magnanimous — see MAGNITUDE …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins