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magnanimous

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