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Definition of Magnanimous

Magnanimous

  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.
  2. Dictated by or exhibiting nobleness of soul; honorable; noble; not selfish.

Magnanimous Quotations

Magnanimous people have no vanity, they have no jealousy, and they feed on the true and the solid wherever they find it. And, what is more, they find it everywhere.
Van Wyck Brooks

If the gentleman has ability, he is magnanimous, generous, tolerant, and straightforward, through which he opens the way to instruct others.
Xun Zi

In a serious struggle there is no worse cruelty than to be magnanimous at an inopportune time.
Leon Trotsky

No leader did more for his country than Winston Churchill. Brave, magnanimous, traditional, he was like a king-general from Britain's heroic past. His gigantic qualities set him apart from ordinary humanity; there seemed no danger he feared, no effort too great for his limitless energies.
Gretchen Rubin

Mankind can be very magnanimous, given the chance.
Karin Fossum
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Magnanimous Translations

magnanimous in Dutch is grootmoedig, edelmoedig
magnanimous in Italian is generoso
magnanimous in Swedish is storsint