open-hearted

open-hearted

adj
1. kindly and warm
2. disclosing intentions and thoughts clearly; candid
ˌopen-ˈheartedly adv
ˌopen-ˈheartedness n
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o′pen-heart′ed



adj.
1. candid or frank.
2. kindly; benevolent.
[1605–15]
o′pen-heart′ed•ly, adv.
o′pen-heart′ed•ness, n.
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Translations

open-hearted

[ˌəʊpənˈhɑːtɪd] ADJfranco, generoso
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open-hearted

[ˌəʊpnˈhɑːtɪd] adjsincero/a, franco/a
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References in classic literature ?
Having learnt enough, in the meanwhile, from her open-hearted brother, of what had passed between him and Lady Susan to sink the latter lower than ever in her opinion, she was proportionably more anxious to get Frederica removed from such a mother, and placed under her own care; and, though with little hope of success, was resolved to leave nothing unattempted that might offer a chance of obtaining her sister-in-law's consent to it.
Every profession of friendship easily gains credit with the miserable; it is no wonder therefore, if Jones, who, besides his being miserable, was extremely open-hearted, very readily believed all the professions of Benjamin, and received him into his bosom.
She prized the frank, the open-hearted, the eager character beyond all others.
'My son Ned,' resumed her tempter with his most winning air, 'has had, I am told, your lovely daughter's aid, and your open-hearted husband's.'
'You're a rough speaker, my friend, but you look an honest, open-hearted man,' said the old gentleman: turning his spectacles in the direction of the candidate for Oliver's premium, whose villainous countenance was a regular stamped receipt for cruelty.
I tell you what,' said Codlin, 'for all his having a kind of way with him that you'd be very apt to like, I'm the real, open-hearted man.
A moment of peril is often also a moment of open-hearted kindness and affection.
I had been very slow to take the hint, because the whole affair struck me as so very absurd; but now I determined to be wiser, and begin at once with as much form and ceremony as any member of the family would be likely to require: and, indeed, the children being so much older, there would be less difficulty; though the little words Miss and Master seemed to have a surprising effect in repressing all familiar, open-hearted kindness, and extinguishing every gleam of cordiality that might arise between us.
Battius, however, watched his movements with a jealousy, still more striking than the cordial reception which the open-hearted Paul had just exhibited.
Synopsis: "Yeshu: A Novel for the Open-Hearted" by Charles David Kleymeyer is a lyrical, Quaker retelling of the New Testament saga.
I was warmly welcomed by the diocese, and certainly by the open-minded and open-hearted Inuit of Salluit, Ivujivik and Kangiqsujuaq, where I ministered.
Together they engaged in a tough-muscled excursion braided through with a text that also ranged from the poetic ("The cellists go by in a carriage of Chinese tea, biting the air and open-hearted caresses.