Definition of big-hearted in US English:



  • (of a person or action) kind and generous.

    ‘the big-hearted bunch have decided to donate their winnings to a local charity’
    • ‘A big-hearted woman with ruthless determination, she has adopted a young boy called Champion who has grown into a potential Tour de France cycling champion.’
    • ‘The big-hearted owner of a taxi company was so moved by the plight of Wakering residents who had their tyres slashed by vandals he has offered half-price fares to everyone affected.’
    • ‘But I do know this much: She was a very big-hearted woman.’
    • ‘Ross Gumbly is well cast as big-hearted Joe Gargery and Surcel provides light relief with his whimsical interpretation of Mr Wemmick.’
    • ‘THE big-hearted people of Tralee helped to raise funds to send children on the trip of a lifetime to visit Santa in Lapland next December by supporting a fundraiser at the weekend.’
    • ‘The Heartland: that mythical place of cherry pie, gingham dresses, honesty, and big-hearted neighbors.’
    • ‘Heartbreak has turned to pure joy for four-year-old Jordan Deegan after big-hearted Observer readers rallied to replace his only toy stolen by cold-blooded thieves.’
    • ‘It was a chance to dress up in odd clothes and take part in all kinds of wacky events as big-hearted residents from all over Bexley raised money for Children in Need.’
    • ‘And then there's the big-hearted driver, Bela and a mysterious girl in a bear suit.’
    • ‘So far the appeal stands at £37, 500 and thanks to big-hearted people like the Soules and their many visitors, it is still rising.’
    • ‘The big-hearted team, which is based at Bumpers Farm, Chippenham, donated £250 to the appeal last week, after reading of Lydia's plight in the Gazette.’
    • ‘The RAF personnel are the latest in a long line of big-hearted people willing to help the fund, which currently stands at around £45,000.’
    • ‘What isn't expected is the touching performance of Christopher Walken as Frank's lovable, big-hearted dad.’
    • ‘These big-hearted builders, some of whom are from Carlow and Laois, will be taking part in another Niall Mellon Township Challenge.’
    • ‘Donations are also continuing to pour in for the appeal from big-hearted readers and the fund has already topped the £100,000 mark.’
    • ‘Thanks to the amazing generosity of various big-hearted members of the Foolish community, clicking here and then on ‘Recommend it!’’
    • ‘A week ago, a band of big-hearted volunteers began work on decorating the home of Nikki Randall and her three-year-old disabled daughter Jade and just look at what they've achieved.’
    • ‘Donations are continuing to pour in to the Yorkshire Post Hidden Disability appeal from big-hearted readers keen to help autistic children have the chance of a better life.’
    • ‘Gobana is a big-hearted woman who started with two children 23 years ago.’
    • ‘It's strange really, but when we arrange these types of things it's usually the big looking bikers who turn out to help they're big-hearted people.’
    generous, magnanimous, munificent, open-handed, bountiful, free-handed, generous to a fault, ungrudging, unstinting, charitable, philanthropic, benevolent, beneficent
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