open-hearted

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

open +‎ hearted

Adjective[edit]

open-hearted ‎(comparative more open-hearted, superlative most open-hearted)

  1. Frank and candidly straightforward
    • 2007, Annick Prieur, Mema's House, Mexico City: On Transvestites, Queens, and Machos, ISBN 0226682587, page 22:
      I myself consider the interviews to be of good quality, most of them even very extensive and openhearted. Openhearted, yes, but not on everything. It is a positivist naivete to take what people say as simple truth.
  2. Generous and kind
    • 2011, Stella Duffy, chapter 10, in Singling Out The Couples, ISBN 1405514310:
      Sally was generous and open-hearted to the point of foolishness, but that was her experience.
  3. Emotionally receptive
    • 2009, Tracy Gaudet & ‎Paula Spencer, Body, Soul, and Baby: A Doctor's Guide to the Complete Pregnancy Experience from Preconception to Postpartum, ISBN 0307569187, page 429:
      Whether or not you feel that open-hearted love toward your newborn from the very beginning, one of the best ways to cultivate it and further deepen it is simply by paying attention.
    • 2013, Elina Penttinen, Joy and International Relations: A New Methodology, ISBN 1136738479:
      Mindfulness is a practice that enables us to be in an open-hearted relationship with the present moment, recognizing that the world with which we are entangled is always uncertain and changing.