Magnanimous

Definition of Magnanimous

Mag`nan´i`mous
a.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 lay down
Far more magnanimous than 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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