Definitions

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  • adj. Not magnanimous.

Etymologies

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un- +‎ magnanimous

Examples

  • In his Second Inaugural address, justly celebrated for its potent language and its magnanimity, Lincoln also spoke these cruel and unmagnanimous lines: "If God wills that it continue ... until every drop of blood drawn with the lash, shall be paid by another drawn with the sword, as was said three thousand years ago, so still it must be said 'the judgments of the Lord, are true and righteous altogether.'"

    Obama's Muse

  • Jim Crow had been a frightened reaction to the end of the bitter decades of Reconstruction in the late 19th century; since the North had been singularly unmagnanimous in victory, the South answered in kind, exacting the price from the most convenient target -- blacks.

    A Man Out Of Time

  • In my opinion, the petty harassment of commerce with Cuba is unmagnanimous and impolitic, but I am not now complaining about it.

    Book-Burning

  • He asked to be prisoned with his brother; but why ask any magnanimity from an unmagnanimous soul?

    1492,

  • But he perceived as instantly how unmagnanimous he would appear if he accepted a cash settlement.

    Tramping on Life

  • The honest craftsmen of the guilds have an ideal which is praiseworthy and practical, which is mediocre and unmagnanimous, which is moral and not artistic.

    Art

  • But he perceived as instantly how unmagnanimous he would appear if he accepted

    Tramping on Life An Autobiographical Narrative

  • Her husband and Glaucon disdained to join a clamour which could never escape the dreary cavern of the hold, and which only drew the hoots of their unmagnanimous guardians.

    A Victor of Salamis

  • "Mr. Hamilton defended the abstract principle of right against wrong in defending the wretched Tories against the persecutions of an unmagnanimous public sentiment," said Jay, witheringly.

    The Conqueror

  • What unmagnanimous cur could resist such a challenge?

    A Houseful of Girls

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