good-hearted

adjective good-heart·ed \ ˈgu̇d-ˈhär-təd \

Definition of good-hearted

: having a kindly generous disposition

good-heartedly

adverb

good-heartedness

noun

First Known Use of good-hearted

15th century

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GOOD-HEARTED Defined for English Language Learners

good-hearted

Definition of good-hearted for English Language Learners

  • : kind and generous


GOOD-HEARTED Defined for Kids

good-hearted

adjective good-heart·ed \ ˈgu̇d-ˈhär-təd \

Definition of good-hearted for Students

: kind and generous

good-heartedly

adverb


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