1. showing or motivated by sympathy and understanding and generosity

was charitable in his opinions of others


kindly criticism


a kindly act


sympathetic words


a large-hearted mentor

Similar to: ↑kind
Derivationally related forms: ↑kindliness (for: ↑kindly), ↑charitableness (for: ↑charitable)
2. freely communicative; candidly straightforward

openhearted advice

Similar to: ↑communicative, ↑communicatory

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