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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 mag·nan·i·mous /mægˈnænəməs/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Mag·nan·i·mous a.
 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.
    Be magnanimous in the enterprise.   --Shak.
 To give a kingdom hath been thought
 Greater and nobler done, and to lay down
 Far more magnanimous than to assume.   --Milton.
 2. Dictated by or exhibiting nobleness of soul; honorable; noble; not selfish.
    Both strived for death; magnanimous debate.   --Stirling.
    There is an indissoluble union between a magnanimous policy and the solid rewards of public prosperity and felicity.   --Washington.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: noble and generous in spirit; "a greathearted general"; "a
             magnanimous conqueror" [syn: greathearted]
      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]