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magnanimous

adjective uk   /mæɡˈnæn.ɪ.məs/ formal us  
very kind and generous towards an enemy or someone you have defeated: The team's manager was magnanimous in victory, and praised the losing team.
magnanimity
noun [U] uk   /ˌmæɡ.nəˈnɪm.ɪ.ti/ us    /-ə.t̬i/
magnanimously
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
"The best man won," he said, magnanimously conceding defeat.
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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