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Meaning of magnanimous

mag•nan•i•mous

Pronunciation: (mag-nan'u-mus), [key]
— adj.
  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.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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