magnanimity

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noun mag·na·nim·i·ty \ˌmag-nə-ˈni-mə-tē\

Definition of magnanimity

plural

magnanimities

  1. 1 :  the quality of being magnanimous :  loftiness of spirit enabling one to bear trouble calmly, to disdain meanness and pettiness, and to display a noble generosity <He had the magnanimity to forgive her for lying about him.>

  2. 2 :  a magnanimous act <the great magnanimities between soldiers — Katharine Tynan>

14th Century

First Known Use of magnanimity

14th century


MAGNANIMITY Defined for Kids

magnanimity

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noun mag·na·nim·i·ty \ˌmag-nə-ˈni-mə-tē\

Definition of magnanimity for Students

  1. :  the quality of being generous and noble



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