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big-hearted

[big-hahr-tid] /ˈbɪgˈhɑr tɪd/
adjective
1.
generous; kind.
Origin of big-hearted
1865-1870
1865-70
Related forms
bigheartedly, adverb
bigheartedness, noun
Synonyms
unstinting, openhanded, benevolent, bountiful.
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  • James M. Cox is essentially a man of broad outlook, big-hearted and anxious to serve.

    Cox--The Man Roger W. Babson
  • A great, big-hearted, genial soul was lovable John McCullough!

    Nat Goodwin's Book Nat C. Goodwin
  • And with the big-hearted woman's laugh ends the first part of this history.

    Fair Margaret Francis Marion Crawford
  • They were big-hearted, generous fellows, who followed their own way as they saw it.

  • The big-hearted brother could afford indulgence where only he himself was concerned.

    The Genius Margaret Horton Potter
British Dictionary definitions for big-hearted

big-hearted

adjective
1.
warmly generous
Derived Forms
big-heartedness, noun
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