Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Magnanimous

To be magnanimous is to be nobly generous rather than petty in feelings or actions. Hmmm, I do try to behave with magnanimity, but sometimes I get annoyed and fail to react magnanimously.

Do you like this word? It's a bit of a tongue mangler, isn't it? Decidedly tricky to illustrate too.

Umm... Aha! If someone who'd annoyed me fell into the sea I'd probably be magnanimous enough to throw them a life bouy – if I didn't have to go far to find one and I wasn't busy or anything.

8 comments:

  1. like it wasn't time for coffee or something important...

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  2. I occasionally use this word when speaking, not sure I have ever used it in a novel.

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    1. I don't thik I have either, Neil. I might do one day.

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  3. I love that word, but always end up saying "magnaminous" :-)

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    1. Actually, I think that's how I say it too, Teresa.

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