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or warmhearted

[wawrm-hahr-tid] /ˈwɔrmˈhɑr tɪd/
having or showing sympathy, affection, kindness, cordiality, etc.:
a warm-hearted welcome.
Origin of warm-hearted
Related forms
warm-heartedly, adverb
warm-heartedness, noun
sympathetic, compassionate, kind; enthusiastic, fervent. Unabridged
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  • One was due to the warmhearted and noble being who honoured me with her interest and affection,—the other to you.

    Pelham, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • He is so kind, so warmhearted; he makes one feel warmed and rested.

    Floyd Grandon's Honor Amanda Minnie Douglas
  • One felt it was such a warmhearted, hospitable street, if one only had a little money.

    Far Off Things Arthur Machen
  • She is warmhearted, generous to a fault, and as silly as they make them.

    Reels and Spindles Evelyn Raymond
  • "Do just as you please, Charley," said the warmhearted hunter.

    Adrift in the Ice-Fields Charles W. Hall
  • You are a very quick, warmhearted girl; and such have never too much reason.

    Perlycross R. D. Blackmore
  • Here we received a cordial welcome from a hospitable and warmhearted Scotchman.

    Letters of a Traveller William Cullen Bryant
  • He was a warmhearted, loving, and generous man, though of fiery passion.

  • She was old-fashioned, yet full of modern impulses and tendencies; warmhearted and impulsive, but rich in homely common-sense.

    Hawthorne and His Circle Julian Hawthorne
British Dictionary definitions for warmhearted


kindly, generous, forgiving, or readily sympathetic
Derived Forms
warm-heartedly, adverb
warm-heartedness, noun
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