1a : having a gradual and cumulative effect : subtle the insidious pressures of modern life. b of a disease : developing so gradually as to be well established before becoming apparent. 2a : awaiting a chance to entrap : treacherous. b : harmful but enticing : seductive insidious drugs.
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What is the pronunciation of magnanimous?
Here are 4 tips that should help you perfect your pronunciation of ‘magnanimous‘: Break ‘magnanimous‘ down into sounds: [MAG] + [NAN] + [I] + [MUHS] – say it out loud and exaggerate the sounds until you can consistently produce them.
What is Magnanimus?
adjective. generous in forgiving an insult or injury; free from petty resentfulness or vindictiveness: to be magnanimous toward one’s enemies. high-minded; noble: a just and magnanimous ruler. proceeding from or revealing generosity or nobility of mind, character, etc.: a magnanimous gesture of forgiveness.
Is Magnanimous a compliment?
Magnanimous describes people who are generous in overlooking injury or insult and being high-minded and unselfish: “Forgiving her friend for betraying her was a very magnanimous gesture.” Magnanimous also refers to people who are “good winners.” For example: “The coach taught his players to be magnanimous in their
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