Definition of open-hearted in English:


(also openhearted)


  • Expressing or displaying one's warm and kindly feelings without concealment.

    ‘Betty's open-hearted goodwill’
    • ‘I'd had lots of friends and classmates back in my high school days who'd seemed a lot like him: the grandkids of Italian and Sicilian immigrants, they were smiling and open-hearted, spunky and pugnacious.’
    • ‘They are generous, petty, lavish with their opinions, open-hearted.’
    • ‘I appeal to the council, your newspaper and generous people in Kendal to solve this problem with an open-hearted approach that would belie the accusation of mean-mindedness.’
    • ‘The Goans, an extremely articulate, hospitable and open-hearted community, have enriched Konkani by adopting and naturalising words from Portuguese, English, Kannada and Marathi.’
    • ‘‘The fate of the nation much depends on the unity of intellectuals who are open-minded, religious people who are open-hearted and politicians who are open-mouthed,’ Eko said.’
    • ‘I worry about her because she's very beautiful and very open-hearted and friendly to people.’
    • ‘I'll be much less inclined to give you a open-hearted read if you've got an MFA than if you don't.’
    • ‘And it is a good spirit: at its best, America is the most open-hearted, free-thinking, generous society in the world.’
    • ‘‘He's thoughtful and open-hearted,’ said one.’
    • ‘The open-hearted stories of uncertainty, failure and success created a safe and exploratory atmosphere where every person had the chance to take stock of the present and dream for the future.’
    • ‘Premila was a women of great understanding and wisdom, open-minded and open-hearted.’
    • ‘Being prepared is everything, and the only way to do this is to strive to be the kind of person - among other things, open-hearted and rooted in the real - to whom such special experience may occur.’
    • ‘Alderney's real joy is its people themselves the open-hearted hospitality when we were plied with homemade lemonade on a cycle ride around the cove.’
    • ‘A quintet of young, open-hearted Canadian theatre artists travelled to the Independent Republic of Georgia to immerse themselves in the theatre-loving and thrillingly exotic culture.’
    • ‘Natascha found the Bosnian people friendly, open-hearted, generous, and hospitable.’
    • ‘He was an open-hearted artist who became an early advocate and performer of songs by gifted songwriters such as Bob Dylan, Tim Hardin, and Kris Kristofferson.’
    • ‘‘Jason impressed me with his open-hearted manner, maybe because I was sincere, too,’ she said.’
    • ‘In a typically open-hearted and generous gesture, he is also offering to build an unobtrusive five-star hotel.’
    • ‘The studied schmaltz of this love-themed cabaret, built around the open-hearted and well-crafted songs of star Harry Lewis, is definitely not for the eye-rolling crowd.’
    • ‘She prized the frank, the open-hearted, the eager character beyond all others.’



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