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magnanimous

adjective  /mæɡˈnæn·ə·məs/ us  
generous and kind, esp. toward a competitor or enemy: The Yankeesmanager was magnanimous in defeat, praising Seattle for its fine play.
Translations of “magnanimous”
in Spanish magnánimo…
in French magnanime…
in German großmütig…
in Chinese (Traditional) (對敵人或失敗者)寬宏大量的,大度的…
in Chinese (Simplified) (对敌人或失败者)宽宏大量的,大度的…
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