magnanimous

[mag-nan-uh-muhs]
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.

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

magnanimously, adverb
magnanimousness, noun
unmagnanimous, adjective
unmagnanimously, adverb
unmagnanimousness, noun


1. big, liberal, unspiteful. 2. See noble.
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magnanimous (mæɡˈnænɪməs)
 
adj
generous and noble
 
[C16: from Latin magnanimus great-souled]
 
mag'nanimously
 
adv
 
mag'nanimousness
 
n

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magnanimous
1580s, from L. magnanimus "highminded," lit. "great-souled" (see magnanimity). Related: Magnanimously.
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Example sentences
That includes a woman who can go from being amazingly petty to astonishingly
  magnanimous.
For our democratically elected representatives to give former colonies of
  Empire their independence was noble and magnanimous.
There certainly are quite a few magnanimous souls here today.
This is one of the few polite customs to arise from sheer magnanimous
  self-sacrifice.
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