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1. Frank.
2. Kindly.

o′pen·heart′ed·ly adv.
o′pen·heart′ed·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.openhearted - showing or motivated by sympathy and understanding and generosity; "was charitable in his opinions of others"; "kindly criticism"; "a kindly act"; "sympathetic words"; "a large-hearted mentor"
kind - having or showing a tender and considerate and helpful nature; used especially of persons and their behavior; "kind to sick patients"; "a kind master"; "kind words showing understanding and sympathy"; "thanked her for her kind letter"
2.openhearted - freely communicative; candidly straightforward; "openhearted advice"
communicatory, communicative - able or tending to communicate; "was a communicative person and quickly told all she knew"- W.M.Thackeray
References in classic literature ?
A straightforward, openhearted man like Weston, and a rational, unaffected woman like Miss Taylor, may be safely left to manage their own concerns.
Grant's openhearted, tart, funny and angry insights show his questing and compassionate spirit operating at its unbounded best.
Whatever you do, do it with love and passion, respect yourself and respect others, be tolerant and openhearted, strive hard and aim high," he further advised the students.
But this bare-boned and openhearted collection may be his best.
We would like to thank donors from across Saskatchewan for demonstrating again that the people of this province are both openhanded and openhearted, said Lee Knafelc, PotashCorp s Vice President, Human Resources and Administration.
But for all the impressive execution of the music, this resplendent score remained under-powered (even the adagio's percussion-driven climax), suave and elegant rather than openhearted.
There's an openhearted equality to the soloing responsibilities.
be openhearted with God, hide nothing from him, but pour out your whole soul, and all your griefs into the bosom of your merciful Father .
Theresa Kane's speech gives new hope and life to the openhearted and open-minded people/faithful in the Catholic church (NCR, Aug.
He arrives here, this openhearted, affable and sincere man, at a time of renewed vigour in Catholicism.
It's a creaky transition, opposite the openhearted hello Memorial Day gives to the long and lazy days ahead.
Ginnifer Goodwin is Gigi, an openhearted charmer who works too hard at dating and gets only disappointment in return.