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1. Noble or courageous in spirit: a greathearted general.
2. Generous; magnanimous: a greathearted landowner.

great′heart′ed·ly adv.
great′heart′ed·ness n.


(ˈgreɪtˈhɑr tɪd)

1. having or showing a generous heart; magnanimous.
2. high-spirited; courageous; fearless.
great′heart′ed•ly, adv.
great′heart′ed•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.greathearted - noble and generous in spiritgreathearted - noble and generous in spirit; "a greathearted general"; "a magnanimous conqueror"
noble - having or showing or indicative of high or elevated character; "a noble spirit"; "noble deeds"
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16) Or: "Where Jesus lives, the greathearted gather.
By turns greathearted and grim, [the novel] probes the reasons for, and the consequences of, the human practice of war.
his memory will live in the heart of Saskatoon for many decades to come, and if that memory serves to bring to this city and this political constituency, some of his greathearted tolerance of human weaknesses and some of his splendid Christian spirit, his political career will have been as valuable to this community as his services at Ottawa would have been to Canada.