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1. noble and generous in spirit;
- Example: "a greathearted general"
- Example: "a magnanimous conqueror"
[syn: greathearted, magnanimous]

2. generous and understanding and tolerant;
- Example: "a heart big enough to hold no grudges"
- Example: "that's very big of you to be so forgiving"
- Example: "a large and generous spirit"
- Example: "a large heart"
- Example: "magnanimous toward his enemies"
[syn: big, large, magnanimous]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Magnanimous \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. [1913 Webster] Be magnanimous in the enterprise. --Shak. [1913 Webster] To give a kingdom hath been thought Greater and nobler done, and to lay down Far more magnanimous than to assume. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Dictated by or exhibiting nobleness of soul; honorable; noble; not selfish. [1913 Webster] Both strived for death; magnanimous debate. --Stirling. [1913 Webster] There is an indissoluble union between a magnanimous policy and the solid rewards of public prosperity and felicity. --Washington. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

magnanimous adj 1: noble and generous in spirit; "a greathearted general"; "a magnanimous conqueror" [syn: greathearted, magnanimous] 2: 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" [syn: big, large, magnanimous]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

77 Moby Thesaurus words for "magnanimous": altruistic, august, benevolent, big, bighearted, bounteous, bountiful, charitable, chivalrous, conciliatory, considerate, distinguished, elevated, eminent, exalted, famous, forbearant, forbearing, forgiving, free, freehanded, freehearted, generous, giving, glorious, godlike, gracious, great, great of heart, greathearted, handsome, heroic, high, high-minded, hospitable, idealistic, indulgent, kind, knightly, large, largehearted, lauded, lavish, lenient, liberal, lofty, long-suffering, longanimous, magnificent, majestic, munificent, noble, noble-minded, open, openhanded, openhearted, patient, placable, princely, profuse, prominent, renowned, soaring, sparing, stintless, sublime, superb, tolerant, tolerating, towering, ungrudging, unresentful, unrevengeful, unselfish, unsparing, unstinted, unstinting