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mahatma

[ muh-haht-muh, -hat- ]SEE DEFINITION OF mahatma
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Synonyms for mahatma

  • guide
  • guru
  • intellect
  • intellectual
  • master
  • mentor
  • philosopher
  • pundit
  • savant
  • teacher
  • thinker
  • learned person
  • wise man/woman
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Antonyms for mahatma

  • amateur
  • student
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MAHATMA

But not many people have met a Mahatma, at least to their knowledge.

For aught I know Jorsen may be a Mahatma, but he does not in the least look the part.

It is only poor things such as you and I, Mahatma, which must suffer.

But whether he is what is called a Mahatma I am sure I do not know.

Now, Mahatma, you will understand what a bloodthirsty brute he is.

This is what Mahatma teaches us and this is the message of all India.

It was just for these qualities that I chose him as my Mahatma.

Before leaving home I had a conference with my own private Mahatma.

It is for this blunder that Mahatma Gandhi has started this non-co-operation.

And few months passed that Mahatma Gandhi was convinced that I was right.

WORD ORIGIN

1884, literally "great-souled," from Sanskrit mahatman, from maha "great," from PIE root *meg- "great" (see magnate) + atman, "soul, principle of life," properly "breath" (see atman). In esoteric Buddhism, "a person of supernatural powers." In common use, as a title, a mark of love and respect. Said to have been applied to Gandhi (1869-1948) in 1915 by poet Rabrindranath Tagore.

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