greathearted

[ greyt-hahr-tid ]
/ ˈgreɪtˈhɑr tɪd /

adjective

having or showing a generous heart; magnanimous.
high-spirited; courageous; fearless: greathearted defense of liberty.

Nearby words

  1. greatest happiness for the greatest number,
  2. greatest happiness principle,
  3. greatest lower bound,
  4. greatest thing since sliced bread,
  5. greatest-integer function,
  6. greatheartedly,
  7. greatly,
  8. greatness,
  9. greats,
  10. greave

Origin of greathearted

1350–1400; Middle English grete hartyd

Related formsgreat·heart·ed·ly, adverbgreat·heart·ed·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for great-hearted

great-hearted

adjective

benevolent or noble; magnanimous
Derived Formsgreat-heartedness, noun

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Word Origin and History for great-hearted

great-hearted

adj.

late 14c., from great + hearted.

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