big·​heart·​ed ˈbig-ˈhär-təd How to pronounce bighearted (audio)
bigheartedly adverb
bigheartedness noun

Examples of bighearted in a Sentence

a bighearted guy who can't seem to ever say “no”
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Word History

First Known Use

1846, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bighearted was in 1846

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Cite this Entry

“Bighearted.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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