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

  • adj. Having a generous disposition; sympathetic.

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  • adj. Having a generous heart or disposition; noble; liberal.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having a large or generous heart or disposition; noble; liberal.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having a large heart or liberal disposition; sympathetic; generous; liberal; magnanimous.

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

  • adj. showing or motivated by sympathy and understanding and generosity


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  • McCoy could never let go of his view of Spock as Vulcan, because as far as the large-hearted, overly-emotional McCoy was concerned, Spock's "cold-blooded logic" was a character flaw.

    Lance Mannion:

  • Is it possible, as a writer, to create another human being more generous, large-hearted, and responsive than yourself?

    Chronic City by Jonathan Lethem: Questions

  • There's no doubt in my own mind that it was O'Connell, and frankly I find his large-hearted liberal nationalism much more attractive than Parnell's somewhat neurotic and narrow ideology.

    Time to back up, folks

  • A tiger is a large-hearted gentleman with boundless courage and when he is exterminated ? as exterminated he will be unless public opinion rallies to his support ?

    One last chance: can we save the tiger?

  • I'd probably still be buskering for pence had not a large-hearted girl in a small Mary Quant mini taken pity on me and given me a job playing the tambourine in her jug band.

    Daniel Krotz: The Uses of Poetry

  • The remaining four comments were large-hearted enough to extend compassion to the daycare worker and, in so doing, take on a holistic responsibility for the healing process that must, but may not, occur.

    Robert Koehler: The Human Franchise

  • Our most creative projects often come out of Leo's large-hearted joy and generosity of Spirit.

    Leo New Moon, August 20, 2009

  • Merely the fact that a preacher was included in the crew at all, and the preacher was not portrayed as an ax murderer or something, is a large-hearted gesture, coming from Hollywood, after all.

    Is Firefly Good Sci-Fi?

  • Upon almost every subject, this large-hearted man was at adds with his day and generation.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Remembering Lysander Spooner:

  • Twelve years ago, when Heaven knows I little thought I should ever be bound upon the voyage which now lies before me, I wrote in that form of my writings which obtains by far the most extensive circulation, these words of the American nation: — “I know full well, whatever little motes my beamy eyes may have descried in theirs, that they are a kind, large-hearted, generous, and great people.”

    Speeches: Literary and Social


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