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[oh-puh n-hahr-tid] /ˈoʊ pənˈhɑr tɪd/
unreserved, candid, or frank:
open-hearted advice.
kindly; benevolent:
an open-hearted gift to charity.
Origin of open-hearted
First recorded in 1605-15
Related forms
open-heartedly, adverb
open-heartedness, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • They are simple, frank, and open-hearted, and are as desirous of good government as are the most honored citizens of the land.

    The Arena Various
  • In his open-hearted, manly way he trusted to his friend's judgment.

    Under the Rebel's Reign Charles Neufeld
  • The people of British Columbia are, as a rule, most generous and open-hearted when they are approached in the right way.

    Fishing in British Columbia Thomas Wilson Lambert
  • The most brave men are often the most gentle; the most trustful are frank and open-hearted.

    Hubert's Wife Minnie Mary Lee
  • Mat Fleet was one of the most warm, open-hearted fellows in the world, up to anything.

    The Daisy Chain Charlotte Yonge
  • For my brother is away—that most open-hearted and affectionate of men.

    The Letters of Cicero, Volume 1 Marcus Tullius Cicero
  • If our inclinations are but good and open-hearted, let us gratify them boldly, though they bring upon us Loss instead of Profit.

British Dictionary definitions for open-hearted


kindly and warm
disclosing intentions and thoughts clearly; candid
Derived Forms
open-heartedly, adverb
open-heartedness, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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