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big-hearted

[big-hahr-tid]
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adjective
  1. generous; kind.

Origin of big-hearted

First recorded in 1865–70
Related formsbig·heart·ed·ly, adverbbig·heart·ed·ness, noun

Synonyms

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unstinting, openhanded, benevolent, bountiful.
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Examples from the Web for big-hearted

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  • There was something sweet and amiable and big-hearted, and even almost great, in him.

    The Manxman

    Hall Caine

  • The big-hearted brother could afford indulgence where only he himself was concerned.

    The Genius

    Margaret Horton Potter

  • Like all French mayors of my experience, he was a courteous, big-hearted gentleman.

    High Adventure

    James Norman Hall

  • "With our hats in our hands," said the big-hearted master mechanic.

  • You are so big-hearted, so human; you will understand, you can forgive.

    Tommy and Co.

    Jerome K. Jerome


British Dictionary definitions for big-hearted

big-hearted

adjective
  1. warmly generous
Derived Formsbig-heartedness, noun
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