Dictionary.com tells us:
1. generous in forgiving an insult or injury; free from petty resentfulness or vindictiveness: to be magnanimous toward one’s enemies.
2. high-minded; noble: a just and magnanimous ruler.
3. proceeding from or revealing generosity or nobility of mind, character, etc.: a magnanimous gesture of forgiveness.
Let’s use it in a sentence. I’m so magnanimous that I’m willing to overlook that he has been acting like a major asshat and go out with him again. Spoonbill, however, has just pointed out to me that: “Overlooking bs from boys is a special kind of forgiveness that might actually be more related to self-hate.” I think we have just identified I&S Dating Rule No. 2. Remember that when you think you are being magnanimous, sometimes you are actually just being masochistic.
That being said, I’ll probably still go out with him again. Keep staying tuned for Ibis vs. Ibis Part II. I swear it’s coming.