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magnanimous

mag·nan·i·mous

magnanimous

 
pronunciation:
maeg nae nih ms
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part of speech: adjective
definition: having or showing a generous, forgiving, or noble nature.
Donating the priceless statue to the museum was a magnanimous act on the part of the private collector.It was magnanimous of you to help her out after all the hurtful things she did.
synonyms:
bighearted, charitable, generous, gracious, largehearted, liberal, munificent, noble, philanthropic
antonyms:
bitter, churlish, petty, selfish
similar words:
altruistic, beneficent, benevolent, big, forgiving, obliging, openhanded, tolerant
derivations: magnanimously (adv.), magnanimousness (n.)
Word Parts
The word magnanimous contains the following parts:
magn, magna, magni Latin root that means great, large
synonyms:
maxi, mega, megal, megalo, -megaly, macro-
antonyms:
min, micro-