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

Origin of big-hearted

First recorded in 1865–70

Other words for big-hearted

Other words from big-hearted

  • big·heart·ed·ly, adverb
  • big·heart·ed·ness, noun

Words Nearby big-hearted Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use big-hearted in a sentence

  • He was a big-bodied, big-hearted, ruddy-faced, farmerlike man of fifty or so; and the service was proud of him.

  • That big-hearted woman has so many protgs that one more or less scarcely interests me.

    Dorothy at Skyrie | Evelyn Raymond
  • He was one of those big-hearted, violent fellows who went into it loaded with enthusiasm.

    The Nerve of Foley | Frank H. Spearman
  • I never before appreciated as I do to-day the latent capacity for big-hearted endurance that is in the heart of every man.

    Carry On | Coningsby Dawson
  • And the big-hearted kindness of him, thrashing the runaway into sense.

    Kenny | Leona Dalrymple

British Dictionary definitions for big-hearted


  1. warmly generous

Derived forms of big-hearted

  • big-heartedness, noun

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