open·​heart·​ed | \ ˌō-pən-ˈhär-təd How to pronounce openhearted (audio) \

Definition of openhearted

1 : candidly straightforward : frank
2 : responsive to emotional appeal

Other Words from openhearted

openheartedly adverb
openheartedness noun

Examples of openhearted in a Sentence

many therapists believe that it is better to be openhearted than to repress one's feelings, however hostile they may be
Recent Examples on the Web Myriad people who know him describe Smith as genuinely kind, generous and openhearted. Washington Post, 2 Apr. 2022 Throughout the album, Lenker grasps at Big Questions with openhearted curiosity. Ethan Shanfeld, Variety, 11 Feb. 2022 Situated on the fourth floor of a nondescript building in Chinatown, whose other tenants skew medical, it is run by Olivia Shao, a curator whose sharp mind and esoteric eye are consistently matched by her openhearted approach. Andrea K. Scott, The New Yorker, 23 Dec. 2021 But to walk in unawares, knowing only that $12 will get you a taste of something beautiful and transporting, the generous fruits of Tjahjadi’s openhearted labor, is at least half the fun. New York Times, 17 Dec. 2021 The clothes were eclectic without being self-consciously weird, which was an enormous shift because Michele has been fashion’s primary purveyor of openhearted weirdness. Robin Givhan, Washington Post, 15 Nov. 2021 Where Johns was guarded, introverted, damaged, Rauschenberg was gregarious, openhearted, charming. Washington Post, 29 Sep. 2021 Its openhearted appeal to viewer emotions is made on the basis of real willingness to show its characters in a light that’s imperfect, that’s un-spirational. Daniel D'addario, Variety, 2 Sep. 2021 Nnamdi Ogbonnaya opened with a sort of emo post-rock, adding openhearted vocals to the open-ended expansiveness of Explosions In The Sky., 25 Aug. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of openhearted

1593, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Openhearted.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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