magnanimously

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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