- generous; kind.
Origin of big-hearted
First recorded in 1865–70
SynonymsSee more synonyms for big-hearted on Thesaurus.com
unstinting, openhanded, benevolent, bountiful.
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Examples from the Web for big-hearted
We believe Williams as both a beaten-down dad and big-hearted Scottish nanny.How Robin Williams’ Mrs. Doubtfire Won the Culture Wars
August 13, 2014
A volatile guy, big-hearted and very smart, Moran is not facing any opposition, and his retirement puzzled Price.Rep. David Price Remembers When a Less Partisan Congress Actually Worked
January 26, 2014
Big-hearted people tend to have warm and truly fuzzy thoughts about the Humane Society of the United States.Pet Lovers: the HSUS isn't for You
October 18, 2012
“I have a sense of humor that encompasses the edgy and the dark and profane but also the big-hearted thing,” he said.‘Arthur Christmas’: The Making of the New Aardman Film
November 23, 2011
Critic Malcolm Jones calls it a big-hearted novel that you shouldn't miss.Great Weekend Reads
The Daily Beast
February 12, 2011
There was something sweet and amiable and big-hearted, and even almost great, in him.The Manxman
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
- warmly generous
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