greathearted vs magnanimous what difference

what is difference between greathearted and magnanimous

English

Etymology

From Middle English gret-herted, equivalent to great +‎ hearted.

Adjective

greathearted (comparative more greathearted, superlative most greathearted)

  1. Nobly courageous, bighearted.
  2. Magnanimous.

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English

Etymology

From Latin magnanimus, from magnus (great) + animus (soul, mind). Displaced native Old English miċelmōd (literally big-minded).

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation, US) IPA(key): /mæɡˈnæn.ɪ.məs/
  • Rhymes: -ænɪməs

Adjective

magnanimous (comparative more magnanimous, superlative most magnanimous)

  1. Noble and generous in spirit.
    • 1923, Walter de la Mare, Seaton’s Aunt
      I felt vaguely he was a sneak, and remained quite unmollified by advances on his side, which, in a boy’s barbarous fashion, unless it suited me to be magnanimous, I haughtily ignored.
    Synonyms: big-hearted, generous, great-hearted, large-hearted, unselfish

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