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Synonyms for magnanimous
mægˈnæn ə məsmag·nan·i·mous

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  1. magnanimousadjective

    Synonyms:
    large-hearted, unselfish, generous, great-hearted, big-hearted

  2. magnanimousadjective

    Noble and generous in spirit.

    Synonyms:
    great-hearted, generous, unselfish, big-hearted, large-hearted

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. magnanimous

    Generous (Latin genus, a race) primarily signifies having the qualities worthy of noble or honorable birth; hence, free and abundant in giving, giving freely, heartily, and self-sacrificingly. As regards giving, generous refers rather to the self-sacrificing heartiness of the giver, liberal to the amount of the gift; a child may show himself generous in the gift of an apple, a millionaire makes a liberal donation; a generous gift, however, is commonly thought of as both ample and hearty. A munificent gift is vast in amount, whatever the motive of its bestowal. One may be free with another's money; he can be generous only with his own. Disinterested suggests rather the thought of one's own self-denial; generous, of one's hearty interest in another's welfare or happiness. One is magnanimous by a greatness of soul (Latin magnus, great, and animus, soul) that rises above all that is poor, mean, or weak, especially above every petty or ignoble motive or feeling pertaining to one's self, and thus above resentment of injury or insult; one is generous by a kindness of heart that would rejoice in the welfare rather than in the punishment of the offender.

    Synonyms:
    bountiful, chivalrous, disinterested, free, free-handed, free-hearted, generous, liberal, munificent, noble, open-handed, open-hearted

    Antonyms:
    avaricious, close, covetous, greedy, ignoble, illiberal, mean, miserly, niggardly, parsimonious, penurious, petty, rapacious, stingy

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. magnanimous

    Synonyms:
    noble, highminded, exalted, high-souled, great-souled, lofty, honorable

    Antonyms:
    mean, little-souled

Princeton's WordNet

  1. greathearted, magnanimousadjective

    noble and generous in spirit

    "a greathearted general"; "a magnanimous conqueror"

    Synonyms:
    greathearted, large, big

    Antonyms:
    meanspirited, ungenerous, ignoble

  2. big, large, magnanimousadjective

    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"

    Synonyms:
    bountiful, prominent, big, vainglorious, cock-a-hoop, braggy, with child(p), giving, bombastic, greathearted, grownup, grown, large(p), enceinte, tumid, bounteous, liberal, self-aggrandizing, swelled, handsome, fully grown, braggart(a), bighearted, expectant, heavy(a), great(p), large, bragging(a), bad, freehanded, turgid, heavy(p), big(a), self-aggrandising, boastful, full-grown, openhanded, declamatory, adult, orotund, gravid, big(p), crowing

    Antonyms:
    ignoble, ungenerous, meanspirited

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. magnanimousadjective

    Synonyms:
    noble, elevated, lofty, generous, disinterested, chivalrous, liberal, high-minded, great-souled

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "magnanimous":

    generous

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How to use magnanimous in a sentence?

  1. Mao Zedong:

    A revolution is not a dinner party, or writing an essay, or painting a picture, or doing embroidery; it cannot be so refined, so leisurely and gentle, so temperate, kind, courteous, restrained and magnanimous. A revolution is an insurrection, an act of violence by which one class overthrows another.

  2. Leon Trotsky:

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

  3. George Washington:

    There is no truth more thoroughly established, than that there exists in the economy and course of nature, an indissoluble union between virtue and happiness, between duty and advantage, between the genuine maxims of an honest and magnanimous policy, and the solid rewards of public prosperity and felicity.


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