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

  • adj. Marked by kindness, sympathy, and generosity.

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  • adj. amicable and friendly
  • adj. kind, sympathetic and generous

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having strong affection; cordial; sincere; hearty; sympathetic.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having warmth of heart; having a disposition such as readily shows friendship, affection, or interest; proceeding from such a disposition; cordial; sincere; hearty: as, a warm-hearted man; warm-hearted support.

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

  • adj. marked by warmth of feeling like kindness and sympathy and generosity


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