adjective GENEROUS, magnanimous, munificent, open-handed, bountiful, unstinting, unselfish, altruistic, charitable, philanthropic, benevolent; kind, kindly, kind-hearted; poetic/literary bounteous.

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/big"hahr"tid/, adj.
Syn. unstinting, openhanded, benevolent, bountiful.

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big-heartˈed adjective
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Main Entry:big

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big-hearted UK [ˌbɪɡ ˈhɑː(r)təd] US [ˌbɪɡ ˈhɑrtəd] adjective
kind and generous towards other people
Thesaurus: generoussynonym kind and gentle and sensitivesynonym

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adj [more \big-hearted; most \big-hearted]
: generous and kind

a big-hearted kid/person

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ˌbig-ˈhearted [big-hearted] adjective
very kind; generous

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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