What does the word magnanimous mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Magnanimity.

  • Part of speech: adverb

  • Magnanimously.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Elevated in soul; scorning what is base; unselfish.

Usage examples for magnanimous

  1. The boys felt that they could afford to be magnanimous, since things had taken such a glorious turn in their favor. – At Whispering Pine Lodge by Lawrence J. Leslie
  2. It was very magnanimous, since by this sacrifice he won a cool million. – The Sign of Flame by E. Werner
  3. Perhaps she had not even heard my magnanimous speech offering her the freedom that she already possessed. – The Thing from the Lake by Eleanor M. Ingram