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greathearted

[greyt-hahr-tid]
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  1. having or showing a generous heart; magnanimous.
  2. high-spirited; courageous; fearless: greathearted defense of liberty.

Origin of greathearted

1350–1400; Middle English grete hartyd
Related formsgreat·heart·ed·ly, adverbgreat·heart·ed·ness, noun
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Examples from the Web for greathearted

Historical Examples

  • Some flighty fool that would tell you what a fine creature you were, how greathearted—that's the cant, great-hearted!

    The Bramleighs Of Bishop's Folly

    Charles James Lever