American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Courageously noble in mind and heart.
- adj. Generous in forgiving; eschewing resentment or revenge; unselfish.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Great of mind or heart; of high and steadfast courage; elevated in. soul or in sentiment; high-minded; raised above what is low, mean, or ungenerous.
- Dictated by greatness of mind or heart; exhibiting nobleness of soul; liberal and honorable; unselfish.
- Synonyms Generous (see noble); high-minded, great-souled, chivalrous.
- adj. Noble and generous in spirit.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Great of mind; elevated in soul or in sentiment; raised above what is low, mean, or ungenerous; of lofty and courageous spirit
- adj. Dictated by or exhibiting nobleness of soul; honorable; noble; not selfish.
- adj. noble and generous in spirit
- adj. generous and understanding and tolerant
- From Latin magnanimus, from magnus ("great") + animus ("soul, mind"). (Wiktionary)
- From Latin magnanimus : magnus, great; see meg- in Indo-European roots + animus, soul, mind; see anə- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Their answer is for a platonic oligarchy of a rich class which in magnanimous good will is supposed to provide "jobs" for the middle class.”
“He is, in short, magnanimous (for instance, he forgives his enemies their offences).”
“Dr. Weizman, in magnanimous terms, said, "I want nothing for myself, but the Jews are interested in re-establishing in Palestine a cultural home, a religious home, and we would be glad to have the support of the Allies, particularly the British, in our ambition.”
“Mighty of heart, mighty of mind -- "magnanimous" -- to be this, is, indeed, to be great in life; to become this increasingly, is, indeed, to "advance in life," -- in life itself -- not in the trappings of it.”
“PBS and NPR receive buckets of dough from big advertisers, who these days are known as magnanimous "sponsors.”
“Would our city leaders be this magnanimous were the victims black and the attackers white?”
“He became uneasily conscious his own part in it could not be overlooked, that he was doing something that evilly-disposed persons might even call magnanimous or philanthropic.”
“Such an eulogium at such a time is a wonderful instance of loving forbearance with a true-hearted follower's weakness, and of a desire which, in a man, we should call magnanimous, to shield John's character from depreciation on account of his message.”
“But if they truly believe that it will do for humanity what is claimed for it, I do not see why it should be called magnanimous for a woman to say, I yield to man just what he has always asserted as his, the right to rule.”
“In consequence of this refusal -- called magnanimous by contemporary writers -- to accept his property under such conditions, the estates were detained from him for a considerable time longer.”
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