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Definition of warmhearted

: marked by ready affection, cordiality, generosity, or sympathy

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Other Words from warmhearted

warmheartedness noun

Examples of warmhearted in a Sentence

a caring and warmhearted person a warmhearted, understanding pastor from whom many sought guidance
Recent Examples on the Web Friday evening’s performance featured the Algodoncillo cast, with Abby Hanna giving a strong, warmhearted, touching performance as Pilar, the young girl grieving the loss of her abuelita. Elaine Schmidt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "First Stage's 'On the Wings of a Mariposa' a heartwarming, bilingual delight," 19 Oct. 2019 She was predeceased by her warmhearted brother Dr. Paul F. Twist, Jr. Her family will receive friends, Sunday, June 31, 2019, from 3-5 PM at the Carmon Funeral Home & Family Center, 301 Country Club Road, Avon. courant.com, "Maureen Zagami," 28 June 2019 Arnett's growly dudebro vocals do wonders in first masking but later revealing the warmhearted guy underneath yearning for a family. 1. Brian Truitt, USA TODAY, "'Batman' turns 30: All of the big-screen Batmen, definitively ranked," 23 June 2019 By Robert Zaretsky Harvard, 258 pages, $27.95 A voracious reader on virtually any subject, Diderot was an intrepid thinker and tireless writer, a doting father, a warmhearted friend, an ardent conversationalist. Dan Hofstadter, WSJ, "‘Diderot’ Review: Wherever His Mind Led Him," 15 Feb. 2019 New York Eugene O’Neill, the dour tragedian of 20th-century American theater, was the least likely of men to have tucked a warmhearted family comedy in between his bleak tales of life at its direst. Terry Teachout, WSJ, "‘Ah, Wilderness!’ Review: Comedy That Passes the No-Budget Test," 31 Jan. 2019 All these themes come together in a warmhearted but highly predictable way. Jocelyn Noveck, Detroit Free Press, "Review: ‘Uncle Drew’ has a predictable game plan," 28 June 2018 Even underdog nominee The Band’s Visit was a warmhearted movie first. Aja Romano, Vox, "Tony Awards 2018: what to know and how to watch," 8 June 2018 Barbara Bush, who was the wife of one president and the mother of another and whose embrace of her image as America’s warmhearted grandmother belied her influence and mettle, died April 17. James Hohmann, Washington Post, "The Daily 202: New coalition aims to improve Democratic messaging against Trump," 18 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of warmhearted

circa 1520, in the meaning defined above

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“Warmhearted.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/warmhearted. Accessed 28 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of warmhearted

: having or showing kindness, sympathy, and affection

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showing steady, earnest care and effort

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