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MAGNANIMOUS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does magnanimous mean? 

MAGNANIMOUS (adjective)
  The adjective MAGNANIMOUS has 2 senses:

1. noble and generous in spirit
2. generous and understanding and tolerant

  Familiarity information: MAGNANIMOUS used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


MAGNANIMOUS (adjective)


Sense 1magnanimous [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Noble and generous in spirit

Synonyms:

greathearted; magnanimous

Context examples:

a greathearted general / a magnanimous conqueror

Similar:

noble (having or showing or indicative of high or elevated character)


Sense 2magnanimous [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Generous and understanding and tolerant

Synonyms:

magnanimous; large; big

Context examples:

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

Similar:

generous (not petty in character and mind)


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