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[adj] generous and understanding and tolerant; "a heart big enough to hold no grudges"; "that's very big of you to be so forgiving"; "a large and generous spirit"; "a large heart"; "magnanimous toward his enemies"
[adj] noble and generous in spirit; "a greathearted general"; "a magnanimous conqueror"


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\Mag*nan"i*mous\, a.[L. magnanimus; magnus great + animus mind. See {Magnate}, and {Animus}.]
1. Great of mind; elevated in soul or in sentiment; raised above what is low, mean, or ungenerous; of lofty and courageous spirit; as, a magnanimous character; a magnanimous conqueror. Be magnanimous in the enterprise. --Shak. To give a kingdom hath been thought Greater and nobler done, and to law down Far more magnanimousan to assume. --Milton.
2. Dictated by or exhibiting nobleness of soul; honorable; noble; not selfish. Both strived for death; magnanimous debate. --Stirling. There is an indissoluble union between a magnanimous policy and the solid rewards of public prosperity and felicity. --Washington.

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