Also found in: Thesaurus.
Related to openhearted: adhered, surpassed


1. Frank.
2. Kindly.

o′pen·heart′ed·ly adv.
o′pen·heart′ed·ness n.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
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.
At once a corrective to the predominantly white male accounts of the AIDS crisis and an openhearted depiction of the possibilities of black gay life, "Evidence of Being" above all insists on the primacy of community over loneliness, and hope over despair.
'I think generally Australians are very openhearted people, but there are of course underlying elements(in the minds of some) which are further exploited by people in parliament,' only a year ago, One Nation's Pauline Hanson entered the Senate in a burqa Australia's Muslim community is 'anxious', she said.
Many in Liverpool are openhearted in their approach to those in difficulty.
The young leader reportedly had "an openhearted talk with the party of the special envoy delegation of the south side" mainly over issues that have strained the North-South relations over the years.
The KCNA reported that the North's leader had "openhearted" talks with the South's delegation.
SEOUL, South Korea -- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had an "openhearted talk" in Pyongyang with envoys for South Korean President Moon Jae-in, the North said Tuesday.
Anyone who knows Bryan knows his big, openhearted embrace of life, and Giovanni's spare and eloquent poems embody his loving spirit, as in "Leaves," which Giovanni has called a "love poem, from me to Ashley." She writes, "When I'm sitting / In a tree / Looking for a friend / I hope you'll be the one / Standing at the root / Holding out your arms / To gently catch / My fall."
Vocally on target, Emeli's openhearted tenderness is matched by her determined and assured talent.
Tusconi is drawn as openhearted, curious, and compassionate toward her town friends who are fishers, an attitude that distinguishes her from others in her scientific community.
Maum is abundantly gifted, funny, openhearted.xreating that rare thing: a book for everyone."
But this bare-boned and openhearted collection may be his best.