openhearted

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

Definition of openhearted

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

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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 Lillis conveys lovely, openhearted energy; Root nails his viscerally hateful role; Greer and Zahn are memorably quirky; and the formidable Martindale glows in a heartbreaking climactic scene with Bettany. Gary Goldstein, chicagotribune.com, "‘Uncle Frank’ review: Strong performances can’t redeem Alan Ball’s heavy-handed personal story," 26 Nov. 2020 Lillis conveys lovely, openhearted energy; Root nails his viscerally hateful role; Greer and Zahn are memorably quirky; and the formidable Martindale glows in a heartbreaking climactic scene with Bettany. Gary Goldstein, chicagotribune.com, "‘Uncle Frank’ review: Strong performances can’t redeem Alan Ball’s heavy-handed personal story," 26 Nov. 2020 Lillis conveys lovely, openhearted energy; Root nails his viscerally hateful role; Greer and Zahn are memorably quirky; and the formidable Martindale glows in a heartbreaking climactic scene with Bettany. Gary Goldstein, chicagotribune.com, "‘Uncle Frank’ review: Strong performances can’t redeem Alan Ball’s heavy-handed personal story," 26 Nov. 2020 Lillis conveys lovely, openhearted energy; Root nails his viscerally hateful role; Greer and Zahn are memorably quirky; and the formidable Martindale glows in a heartbreaking climactic scene with Bettany. Gary Goldstein, chicagotribune.com, "‘Uncle Frank’ review: Strong performances can’t redeem Alan Ball’s heavy-handed personal story," 26 Nov. 2020 Lillis conveys lovely, openhearted energy; Root nails his viscerally hateful role; Greer and Zahn are memorably quirky; and the formidable Martindale glows in a heartbreaking climactic scene with Bettany. Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times, "Review: Strong performances can’t redeem Alan Ball’s heavy-handed ‘Uncle Frank’," 24 Nov. 2020 His simple dignity and empathy are ballasts for a country that has been teetering between an openhearted, just future and a self-righteous, narrow-minded past. Robin Givhan, Washington Post, "Biden picked up the weight of the presidency and much of the nation set down its burdens," 8 Nov. 2020 After the first debate, several voters cited Biden’s openhearted defense of Hunter as a standout moment in the debate. Monica Hesse, Washington Post, "Joe Biden, Hunter Biden and the politics of unconditional love," 25 Oct. 2020 The Italians are led, however ineptly, by Josto Fadda (Jason Schwartzman, playing the part with something between a kind of openhearted goofiness and pure comic relief). Bill Goodykoontz, The Arizona Republic, "The Chris Rock season of 'Fargo' is so all over the place, you'll want a map," 27 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of openhearted

1593, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Openhearted.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/openhearted. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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openhearted

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

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