Meaning of “magnanimous” in the English Dictionary

"magnanimous" in British English

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magnanimousadjective

uk /mæɡˈnæn.ɪ.məs/ us /mæɡˈnæn.ə.məs/ formal

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.ə.ti/ us /ˌmæɡ.nəˈnɪm.ə.t̬i/
magnanimously
adverb uk /mæɡˈnæn.ɪ.məs.li/ us /mæɡˈnæn.ə.məs.li/

"The best man won," he said, magnanimously conceding defeat.

(Definition of “magnanimous” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"magnanimous" in American English

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magnanimousadjective

us /mæɡˈnæn·ə·məs/

generous and kind, esp. toward a competitor or enemy:

The Yankeesmanager was magnanimous in defeat, praising Seattle for its fine play.

(Definition of “magnanimous” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)