A Word A Day-Magnanimous

Word of 26th May 2007: A Word A Day-Magnanimous


( Adjective )

Magnanimous (mag NAN uh mus): forgiving, noble in spirit, generous

The boxer was magnanimous in defeat, telling the sports reporters that his opponent had simply been too talented for him to beat.

Mrs. Jones magnanimously offered the little boy a cookie when he came over to confess that he had broken her window while attempting to school her cat with his pellet gun.

To be magnanimous is to have magnanimity. The magnanimity of the conquering general was much appreciated by the defeated soldiers.

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