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"magnanimous" in British English

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magnanimousadjective

uk   us   /mæɡˈnæn.ɪ.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 ​losingteam.
magnanimity
noun [U] uk   /ˌmæɡ.nəˈnɪm.ɪ.ti/  us   /-ə.t̬i/
magnanimously
adverb uk   us   /-li/
"The ​best man ​won," he said, magnanimously ​concedingdefeat.
(Definition of magnanimous from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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magnanimousadjective

 us   /mæɡˈnæn·ə·məs/
generous and ​kind, esp. toward a ​competitor or ​enemy: The ​Yankees’ ​manager was magnanimous in ​defeat, ​praising Seattle for ​itsfineplay.
(Definition of magnanimous from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “magnanimous”
in Spanish magnánimo…
in Vietnamese hào hiệp…
in Malaysian baik hati…
in Thai ใจบุญ…
in French magnanime…
in German großmütig…
in Chinese (Simplified) (对敌人或失败者)宽宏大量的,大度的…
in Indonesian mulia…
in Chinese (Traditional) (對敵人或失敗者)寬宏大量的,大度的…
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