If you are magnanimous, you behave kindly and generously towards someone, especially after defeating them or being treated badly by them. adj
(=generous) (Antonym: vindictive)
I was prepared to be magnanimous, prepared to feel compassion for him...
magnanimously adv usu ADV with v
`You were right, and we were wrong,' he said magnanimously.
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary
beneficent, big, big-hearted, bountiful, charitable, free, generous, great-hearted, handsome, high-minded, kind, kindly, munificent, noble, open-handed, selfless, ungrudging, unselfish, unstinting
miserly, petty, resentful, selfish, small, unforgiving, vindictive
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