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 Anne captures the openhearted, infectious confidence in justice that leads Gouges to refuse the offer. Laura Cappelle, New York Times, "These Women-Led Works Are the Right Plays at the Right Time," 5 Mar. 2020 The openhearted ambition that New York represents feels in peril in a country where nativist beliefs are flourishing. Robin Givhan, Washington Post, "Fashion Week celebrated what it means to dream — culminating in this one moving Marc Jacobs moment," 13 Feb. 2020 That’s the turf Taika Waititi steps onto with his incandescently strange and openhearted black comedy Jojo Rabbit. Stephanie Zacharek, Time, "Jojo Rabbit Is a Tender Black Comedy About Dark Times," 24 Oct. 2019 Following his openhearted recent album, Late Night Feelings, Ronson recently told Billboard that the honesty for the documentary continued to flow from there. Rania Aniftos, Billboard, "Mark Ronson's New YouTube Documentary: Watch it Now," 14 Oct. 2019 Local etiquette People living in most places in Greece, including Athens, tend to be very openhearted. Danai Papageorgiou, National Geographic, "See Athens like a Nat Geo Explorer," 8 Apr. 2019 Perhaps this is why Nadezhda von Meck steadfastly refused to meet the composer Pyotr Tchaikovsky, despite exchanging intellectually stimulating, openhearted letters with him for almost 14 years. New York Times, "Review: ‘Tchaikovsky: None but the Lonely Heart’ Has Music and Passion. But Not Romance.," 1 June 2018 The remaining two pieces on the shortish program, in their own ways, reflect a need to strike a chord of openhearted accessibility with a general concert public. John Von Rhein,, "Review: John Malkovich's wan narration disappoints in CSO reading of 'Lincoln Portrait'," 13 Apr. 2018 But as with many game-changing artists, what’s inimitable — the shuddering, bluesy warmth of his alto saxophone; the openhearted melodicism of his compositions — is as important to his legacy as his formal reinventions. New York Times, "Pop, Rock and Jazz in NYC This Week," 6 July 2017

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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 2 Jun. 2020.

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