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Word: Magnanimous

Magnanimous [Adjective]

Sentence: In return, establishment candidates adhered to certain codes of behavior. They would be gentlemanly and magnanimous in victory or defeat and would write thank-you notes by hand on monogrammed stationery when it was all over. They would wait their turn to run for president and not threaten to run third-party. (Source: www.nytimes.com)

Meaning: High-minded, Noble; Generous or forgiving to one’s enemies or rivals (who are less powerful)

How To Remember?

Magnani-” should remind you of a magnificent ruler – a forgiving and generous ruler who forgives his/her enemies and rivals.

Synonyms?

Munificent; Chivalrous; Liberal; Princely.

Antonym?

Ignoble.

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