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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.
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(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.
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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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The Excursus on [GREEK TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] is especially good, and the exegesis of I John 4 that follows shows Strecker's greatheartedness: The `fusion of the three manifestations of agape makes impossible: (1) any objectifying reflection centred on God's aseity, that is, God's love as existing in and for itself; (2) any anthropocentric explanation of agape that would separate the love that is to be shown to one's brothers and sisters from the love of God that precedes it (cf.