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[free-hahr-tid] /ˈfriˈhɑr tɪd/
light-hearted; spontaneous; frank; generous.
Origin of free-hearted
First recorded in 1350-1400, free-hearted is from the Middle English word free herted. See free, hearted
Related forms
free-heartedly, adverb
free-heartedness, noun Unabridged
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  • After the strain of the "mid-year Exams" in February, they lived a free-hearted life.

    Ramsey Milholland Booth Tarkington
  • Is free-hearted and obliging and I never knew of his having an enemy.

    Diary of an Enlisted Man Lawrence Van Alstyne
  • Drummond indulged in the free-hearted laugh of a youth to whom life is still rather a good joke.

    A Rock in the Baltic Robert Barr
  • Elvesdon noticed that her laugh was light, open, free-hearted.

  • October is not sere and sorrowful with us, but a ruddy and deep-bosomed lass, a royal and free-hearted spender and giver of gifts.

  • It was very easy to say, 'how free-hearted he is,' so that I could hear them.

  • They did not want to be made wise, righteous, strong, free-hearted—they did not care about being made into a nation.

    True Words for Brave Men Charles Kingsley
  • But he was generous and free-hearted, a slave to his impulses of friendship.

    Love's Pilgrimage Upton Sinclair
  • He called the place by that name because he said he was free-hearted and untroubled while he stayed there.

    Our Little German Cousin Mary Hazelton Wade
  • Yates laughed in that joyous, free-hearted manner of his which had much to do with his getting on in the world.

British Dictionary definitions for free-hearted


frank and spontaneous; open; generous
Derived Forms
free-heartedly, adverb
free-heartedness, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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