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 ?
It destroys likewise magnanimity, and the raising of human nature; for take an example of a dog, and mark what a generosity and courage he will put on, when he finds himself maintained by a man; who to him is instead of a God, or melior natura; which courage is manifestly such, as that creature, without that confidence of a better nature than his own, could never attain.
The vicomte said that the Duc d'Enghien had perished by his own magnanimity, and that there were particular reasons for Buonaparte's hatred of him.
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.
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.
At any rate, I have all my life, as it were, turned my eyes away and never could look people straight in the face.) To blame, finally, because even if I had had magnanimity, I should only have had more suffering from the sense of its uselessness.
We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence.
He recognized all his magnanimity, but he did not now feel himself humiliated by it.
Glegg being in this state of satisfaction in her own lofty magnanimity, I leave you to judge what effect was produced on her by the reception of a short letter from Mr.
--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.
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.
After you have served him he at once puts you in debt by his magnanimity. The service a man renders his friend is trivial and selfish compared with the service he knows his friend stood in readiness to yield him, alike before he had begun to serve his friend, and now also.
If you are generous, here is a fitting opportunity for the exercise of your magnanimity: if you are proud, here am I - your rival - ready to acknowledge myself your debtor for an act of the most noble forbearance.'