Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Generous; kind.

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  • adj. kind and generous

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. given or giving freely.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. given or giving freely

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Examples

  • But even Breyer's friends say he is hardly the "bighearted" pol Clinton had in mind.

    Decisions, Decisions

  • It's working: Two and a Half Men, starring Kutcher as bighearted Internet billionaire Walden Schmidt, opened to 32.8 million viewers (including seven days of DVR use), and continues as TV's most-watched comedy (and No. 2 scripted series overall, behind only NCIS).

    Exclusive: Chuck Lorre Talks Two and a Half Men's Turnaround and His "Painful" Year

  • But the down-to-earth tone of this good-natured comedy, and its bighearted embrace of its characters, harks back to ABC and Disney at their comedy peak.

    Finally, ABC gives us a 'Modern Family' we can relate to

  • Readers of the nine bestselling Mitford novels awaited the publication of each novel, relishing the story of the bookish and bighearted Episcopal priest and the extraordinary fullness of his seemingly ordinary life.

    Home to Holly Springs by Jan Karon: Book summary

  • "Jono's bighearted firefighter girlfriend and the many colorful figures from the old neighborhood serve to further enrich this atmospheric tale."

    Traveler by Ron McLarty: Book summary

  • Author Beth Hoffman, is another example of a bighearted writer blogging.

    Randy Susan Meyers: To Blog or Not to Blog?

  • It's a simple, understated lyric, and because Webb wraps the emotion in the language of work and everyday things, it comes out all the more powerfully, especially when grafted to a melody that somehow manages to be subtle (all those minor sevenths) and bighearted all at once.

    I Love—Jimmy Webb?

  • Of the hundreds of athletes I have repped, Gasol and Matsui are by far the most gallant and bighearted.

    Top Banana

  • I hope you took a couple of minutes to read about a few of these bighearted service providers in this month's cover story.

    Wishes granted: Caring contractors give back

  • It's because native son Bryn Terfel is making his role debut as Hans Sachs, the bighearted, wise cobbler/poet in Richard Wagner's penultimate opera about a singing competition, a medieval German "X-Factor."

    A Sympathetic 'Die Meistersinger von N

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