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big-hearted

[big-hahr-tid] /ˈbɪgˈhɑr tɪd/
adjective
1.
generous; kind.
Origin of big-hearted
1865-1870
First recorded in 1865-70
Related forms
bigheartedly, adverb
bigheartedness, noun
Synonyms
unstinting, openhanded, benevolent, bountiful.
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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 Forms
big-heartedness, noun
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