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  1. light-hearted; spontaneous; frank; generous.
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Origin of free-hearted

First recorded in 1350–1400, free-hearted is from the Middle English word free herted. See free, hearted
Related formsfree-heart·ed·ly, adverbfree-heart·ed·ness, noun
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Examples from the Web for free-hearted

Historical Examples

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

    Diary of an Enlisted Man

    Lawrence Van Alstyne

  • Elvesdon noticed that her laugh was light, open, free-hearted.

  • These free-hearted tribes had a great trust in themselves and their gods.

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

  • But he was generous and free-hearted, a slave to his impulses of friendship.

    Love's Pilgrimage

    Upton Sinclair

British Dictionary definitions for free-hearted


  1. frank and spontaneous; open; generous
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Derived Formsfree-heartedly, adverbfree-heartedness, noun
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