Definition of magnanimity
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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But taking the grand view on environmental issues, as many moderate Republicans once did, requires thinking and reflection, an embrace of science and the magnanimity to admit that the smart people on the left are right about something.
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First Known Use of magnanimity
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Definition of magnanimity for Students
: the quality of being generous and noble
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