From Latin magnanimus, from magnus (“great”) + animus (“soul, mind”).
magnanimous (comparative more magnanimous, superlative most magnanimous)
- Noble and generous in spirit.
He thinks himself ardent, impulsive, passionate, magnanimous — capable of boundless enthusiasm for an idea or a sentiment.
- Synonyms: big-hearted, generous, great-hearted, large-hearted, unselfish
Terms related to magnanimous
noble and generous in spirit