Parvanimity Par`va*nim"i*ty, n. [L. parvus little + animus mind.] The state or quality of having a little or ignoble mind; pettiness; meanness; -- opposed to {magnanimity}. --De Quincey. [1913 Webster]

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  • parvanimity — par·va·nim·i·ty …   English syllables

  • parvanimity — ˌpärvəˈniməd.ē noun ( es) Etymology: parv + animity (as in magnanimity) : the quality or state of having a little or ignoble mind : meanness opposed to magnanimity …   Useful english dictionary

  • parv- — combining form or parvi also parvo Etymology: Latin parv , parvi , from parvus; akin to Greek pauros small, slight more at few : small parvanimity …   Useful english dictionary

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