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warm-heart·ed

(wôrm′här′tĭd)
adj.
Marked by or acting with kindness or sympathy.

warm′heart′ed·ly adv.
warm′heart′ed·ness n.
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warm-hearted

adj
kindly, generous, forgiving, or readily sympathetic
ˌwarm-ˈheartedly adv
ˌwarm-ˈheartedness n
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warm′-heart′ed

or warm′heart′ed,



adj.
having or showing affection, cordiality, etc.: a warm-hearted welcome.
[1490–1500]
warm′-heart′ed•ly, adv.
warm′-heart′ed•ness, n.
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Translations

warm-hearted

[ˈwɔːmˈhɑːtɪd] ADJcariñoso, afectuoso
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warm-hearted

adj personwarmherzig; action, gesturegroßzügig
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warm-hearted

[ˌwɔːmˈhɑːtɪd] adjcordiale, affettuoso/a
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References in classic literature ?
The one sorrow I shall carry away with me from the shores of England will be the sorrow of parting with dear, warm-hearted Lady Janet.
Not indeed that I can hope to put into words the charm of those embowered cottages, like nests in the armpits of great trees, tucked snugly in the hollows of those narrow, winding, almost subterranean lanes which burrow their way beneath the warm-hearted Surrey woodlands.
She is an excellent, warm-hearted woman, with a quick temper and very little judgment; strongly attached to Norah, and heartily interested in Norah's welfare.
And he had many popular characteristics,--being a kind warm-hearted man, not ashamed of his low origin nor haughty in his present elevation.
Lady Lydiard had, not long since, sent to ask her former steward to visit her; regretting, in her warm-hearted way, the terms on which they had separated, and wishing to atone for the harsh language that had escaped her at their parting interview.
It was the talent in the napkin, and, for a warm-hearted man, Charles had conveyed very little joy.
He was a strapping young fellow in the early twenties then, handsome, warm-hearted, and full of life, and he came to us like a miracle in the midst of that grim business.
Grant, and they were both better satisfied, though your warm-hearted friend was still run away with a little by the enthusiasm of her fondness for Henry.
But that first doubtful tottering moment passed, he seemed to gather strength with his gathering excitement; and the next day, when he was seated at table with his creditors, his eye kindling and his cheek flushed with the consciousness that he was about to make an honorable figure once more, he looked more like the proud, confident, warm-hearted, and warm-tempered Tulliver of old times than might have seemed possible to any one who had met him a week before, riding along as had been his wont for the last four years since the sense of failure and debt had been upon him,--with his head hanging down, casting brief, unwilling looks on those who forced themselves on his notice.
They are warm-hearted, emotional, impulsive, enthusiastic, their tears come at the mildest touch, and it is not hard to move them to laughter.
I was glad when that was over, and she took her bedroom candlestick and retired to rest; for though I wished to be pleased with her, her company was extremely irksome to me; and I could not help feeling that she was cold, grave, and forbidding--the very opposite of the kind, warm-hearted matron my hopes had depicted her to be.
"She was a beautiful, caring, warm-hearted woman, with a smile that could light up a room."