Word of the Day: Magnanimity


mag-na-nim-i-ty / măg-nə-nĭm-ĭ-tē


1. the characteristic of being noble and generous, without pettiness; generosity

It would be judicious to act with magnanimity towards a prostrate foe.

Millard Fillmore, 1800 – 1874

2. a noble and generous act of forgiveness or kindness

The latter spared him, and this magnanimity Bonaparte subsequently repaid by death.

From “War and Peach” by Leo Tolstoy, 1828 – 1910