magnanimity

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

Definition of magnanimity

plural magnanimities
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 :a magnanimous act
  • the great magnanimities between soldiers
  • —Katharine Tynan

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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

:the quality of being generous and noble


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