- unreserved, candid, or frank: open-hearted advice.
- kindly; benevolent: an open-hearted gift to charity.
Origin of open-hearted
First recorded in 1605–15
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Examples from the Web for open-hearted
I start with The Graduate and how the sensitive, open-hearted, vulnerable, confused person can be a cinematic hero.What the Hell Is ‘Twee’? A Genre? A Mindset? An Art Form?
June 23, 2014
His reckless, open-hearted generosity eventually caught up with him.When Downtown Was Cool: Mario Batali, Simon Doonan, Wynton Marsalis Remember the Good Old Days
The Daily Beast
April 10, 2014
Not even the most open-hearted (and empty-headed) idealist could look at these developments as a healthy sign for our society.Swelling Welfare Rolls Are a Sure Sign That Recovery Never Happened
August 23, 2012
D'Alembert was simple, open-hearted, unpresuming, and cheerful in society.Tales And Novels, Volume 9 (of 10)
That she had—her memory, and Gaspare's loyal, open-hearted devotion.A Spirit in Prison
Could she ever be worthy of the pure, honest-minded, open-hearted, noble Harry?Clara Maynard
In his open-hearted, manly way he trusted to his friend's judgment.Under the Rebel's Reign
The most brave men are often the most gentle; the most trustful are frank and open-hearted.Hubert's Wife
Minnie Mary Lee
- kindly and warm
- disclosing intentions and thoughts clearly; candid
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