Kingly vs Magnanimous - What's the difference?

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Kingly is a related term of magnanimous.


As adjectives the difference between kingly and magnanimous

is that kingly is majestic and regal while magnanimous is noble and generous in spirit.

As an adverb kingly

is in a royal manner.

kingly

English

Etymology 1

From (etyl) kyngly, from (etyl) *.

Adjective

(er)
  • Majestic and regal.
  • * Sir Philip Sidney
  • * kingly magnificence
  • * Jonathan Swift
  • a kingly government
  • * Shakespeare
  • the kingly couch
  • * G. Massey
  • The kingliest kings are crowned with thorn.
  • * Cowper
  • Leave kingly' backs to cope with ' kingly cares.
    Derived terms
    * kingliness

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) kyngly, from (etyl) *.

    Adverb

    (en adverb)
  • In a royal manner.
  • magnanimous

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Noble and generous in spirit.
  • He thinks himself ardent, impulsive, passionate, magnanimous — capable of boundless enthusiasm for an idea or a sentiment.
    magnanimous forgiveness

    Synonyms

    * big-hearted * generous * great-hearted * large-hearted * unselfish