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:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I won't annoy you then.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

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

Neil Waring said...

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

Patsy said...

I'm sure you wouldn't anyway, Alex.

Patsy said...

Exactly, Mac.

Patsy said...

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

Teresa Ashby said...

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

Patsy said...

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