magnanimous magnanimous  /mæɡ ˈnæ nə məs/


  1. (adj) noble and generous in spirit
  2. (adj) generous and understanding and tolerant


Derived Word(s)


  1. The don styled himself as a magnanimous godfather who was above the internecine killings of the gangs.
  2. The magnanimous benefactor left millions to the community.


  1. Presenting: The Homer

    Die-hard fans of "The Simpsons" probably remember the Season 2 episode in which Homer finds his long-lost half-brother, Herb Powell (voiced by Danny DeVito), the big boss of an automobile company. In a magnanimous (but ultimately unwise) act, Herb lets Homer design his own car in an effort to give his half-brother a boost of [...]
    on June 28, 2013     Source: The Sideshow via Yahoo! News

  2. Delta CEO gives up seat for random flier

    Airlines don't have the best reputation these days, what with the ever-shrinking seats and ever-rising baggage fees. But one Delta passenger couldn't be happier, thanks to a magnanimous act from the company's CEO. According to Good Morning America, "weather and other issues had delayed Jessie Frank's flight from Washington, D.C., to Atlanta all day long. [...]
    on June 25, 2013     Source: The Upbeat via Yahoo! News


  1. "Should we emerge victorious, which I believe we will, sure we won't be arrogant, we will be magnanimous and say 'let's sit down and talk'," Mr Mugabe said, according to comments reported by AFP news agency.
    on Jun 26, 2008 By: Robert Mugabe Source: BBC News

  2. Rae said the long-term challenge of keeping peace and finding a new political consensus in Sri Lanka will take a "much more magnanimous approach" than the government seems to be embarked on at the moment.
    on Jun 11, 2009 By: Bob Rae Source:

  3. "As far as that event is concerned, I would say it is a great tragedy, a monumental historical tragedy for which we deeply regret," Mr Balasingham said. "We call upon the government of India and the people of India to be magnanimous, to put...
    on Jun 27, 2006 By: Anton Balasingham Source: BBC News

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