Definition of magnanimity in US English:



  • The fact or condition of being magnanimous; generosity.

    ‘both sides will have to show magnanimity’
    • ‘The sisters are taking the game forward depending on their father's magnanimity and munificence in paying for air passages, schooling and cricket gear.’
    • ‘Positive values include an instruction to be just and fair, to value generosity or magnanimity, to demonstrate honesty and cooperation.’
    • ‘This is not to say that making promises is unimportant, but rather that we accept promise-breaking in everyday life with more magnanimity than we sometimes pretend.’
    • ‘Hopefully, those who are responsible will have the courage and the magnanimity to respond suitably, for the sake of the future of this country and its future generations.’
    • ‘While compassion makes us feel the richer for our magnanimity, justice stirs up far more complex emotions of self-justification and equivocation.’
    generosity, charitableness, charity, benevolence, beneficence, open-handedness, big-heartedness, great-heartedness, liberality, humanity, nobility, chivalry, kindness, munificence, bountifulness, bounty, largesse, altruism, philanthropy
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