warmhearted

adjective

warm·​heart·​ed ˈwȯrm-ˈhär-təd How to pronounce warmhearted (audio)
: marked by ready affection, cordiality, generosity, or sympathy
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 He is known for maintaining relationships with students beyond graduation, checking in with terse but warmhearted phone calls. Joshua Barone, New York Times, 8 Sep. 2023 The story follows Keyshia through her early days in Oakland honing her musical talents, to her rise to a multi-platinum selling recording artist and television personality, to her complicated yet warmhearted relationship with her mother Frankie Lons (Debbi Morgan). Josie Howell | Jhowell@al.com, al, 24 June 2023 On the show, Hill plays the warmhearted Fred, who is based directly on him. Hilton Dresden, The Hollywood Reporter, 13 June 2023 The duality of his performances proved that whether reflecting in a warmhearted environment or romping around a colossal stage under a shower of fireworks, music is the most accessible therapy. Melissa Ruggieri, USA TODAY, 4 June 2023 In interviews with The Washington Post, friends described Lee as a warmhearted and tenacious entrepreneur whose goal was to better the world through his financial technology endeavors. Chris Velazco, Washington Post, 13 Apr. 2023 The pastas taste like a top chef and some warmhearted nonna spent the day cooking together. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, 31 Mar. 2023 The film features Eddé's warmhearted treatment — his in-office guitar playing and singing is based on Sara’s real-life work as a music therapy practitioner — as Benjamin grieves and accepts his condition. Maddie Browning, BostonGlobe.com, 26 Mar. 2023 Poortvliet’s playful pictures of gnomes rubbing noses, helping injured animals and building snug underground cabins painted them as endearing, warmhearted characters full of good intentions. Nevin Martell, Washington Post, 16 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1520, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of warmhearted was circa 1520

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“Warmhearted.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/warmhearted. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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warmhearted

adjective
warm·​heart·​ed ˈwȯ(-ə)rm-ˈhärt-əd How to pronounce warmhearted (audio)
: marked by warmth of feeling
warmheartedness noun

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