magnanimity


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mag·na·nim·i·ty

 (măg′nə-nĭm′ĭ-tē)
n. pl. mag·na·nim·i·ties
1. The quality of being magnanimous.
2. A magnanimous act.

magnanimity

(ˌmæɡnəˈnɪmɪtɪ)
n, pl -ties
generosity
[C14: via Old French from Latin magnanimitās, from magnus great + animus soul]

mag•na•nim•i•ty

(ˌmæg nəˈnɪm ɪ ti)

n., pl. -ties.
1. the quality of being magnanimous.
2. a magnanimous act.
[1300–50; Middle English (< Anglo-French) < Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.magnanimity - liberality in bestowing giftsmagnanimity - liberality in bestowing gifts; extremely liberal and generous of spirit
liberality, liberalness - the trait of being generous in behavior and temperament

magnanimity

magnanimity

noun
Translations
شَهامَه، نَخْوَه
velkodušnost
storsindethed
göfuglyndi
yüce gönüllülük

magnanimity

[ˌmægnəˈnɪmɪtɪ] Nmagnanimidad f

magnanimity

[ˌmægnəˈnɪmɪti] n (= generosity) → magnanimité f

magnanimity

nGroßherzigkeit f, → Großmut f; he acted with great magnanimityer handelte sehr großherzig

magnanimity

[ˌmægnəˈnɪmətɪ] nmagnanimità f inv

magnanimous

(mӕgˈnӕniməs) adjective
noble and generous. a magnanimous gesture.
magˈnanimously adverb
magnanimity (mӕgnəˈniməti) noun
References in classic literature ?
She presented them with an air of great magnanimity, saying, `Now you not come any more for knock my Ambrosch down?
It was literally a charming exhibition of tact, of magnanimity, and quite tantamount to his saying outright: "The true knights we love to read about never push an advantage too far.
that common highway all over dented with the marks of slavish heels and hoofs; and turned me to admire the magnanimity of the sea which will permit no records.
And because this surgeon had to have bodies to demonstrate upon, he announced that he would treat the children of the poor, a piece of magnanimity over which the papers became quite eloquent.
To that natural magnanimity and generosity of mind which one often marks as characteristic of the women of Kentucky, she added high moral and religious sensibility and principle, carried out with great energy and ability into practical results.
And that she should seem to consider me a spectacle, and totally overlook her own merits in that respect, was another puzzling thing, and a display of magnanimity, too, that was surprising in one so young.
In that point, however, I undervalued my own magnanimity, as the event declared; for I went, I saw her, and saw her miserable, and left her miserable--and left her hoping never to see her again.
This was cowardly: I should have appealed to your nobleness and magnanimity at first, as I do now--opened to you plainly my life of agony--described to you my hunger and thirst after a higher and worthier existence--shown to you, not my RESOLUTION (that word is weak), but my resistless BENT to love faithfully and well, where I am faithfully and well loved in return.
Her magnanimity provoked his tears: he wept wildly, kissing her supporting hands, and yet could not summon courage to speak out.
There was a magnanimity in her quiet way of doing so, and of dismissing it, which would have exalted her in my respect and affection, if anything could.
If indeed thy faith recommends that mercy which rather your tongues than your actions pretend, save me from this dreadful death, without seeking a requital which would change thy magnanimity into base barter.
Instances might be cited in which a conduct of this kind has saved the people from very fatal consequences of their own mistakes, and has procured lasting monuments of their gratitude to the men who had courage and magnanimity enough to serve them at the peril of their displeasure.