follow Dictionary.com

11 Trending Words of 2014

hearted

[hahr-tid] /ˈhɑr tɪd/
adjective
1.
having a specified kind of heart (now used only in combination):
hardhearted; sad-hearted.
2.
fixed or present in the heart.
Origin
1175-1225
1175-1225; Middle English iherted. See y-, heart, -ed3
Related forms
heartedly, adverb
heartedness, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for heartedly
  • He replied that, unfortunately, there isn't a single one he can whole heartedly endorse.
  • Faith means to believe what seems probable, and to believe it not half-heartedly, but with conviction.
  • She also called local police, who good-heartedly suggested the powder must be cocaine.
  • They believe whole-heartedly only to be found incorrect by someone else.
  • Not because they are trying to embellish the truth, but because they actually believe full heartedly what they are saying.
  • The restaurant business is not something one enters into half-heartedly.
  • Unambitious plans, half-heartedly realized, always yield mediocre and disappointing results.
  • Even seceding half-heartedly, it seems, can have benefits.
  • Two of them half-heartedly tried to hide around a corner.
  • There are arguments made without any facts to back them, but which apparently you buy whole-heartedly.
Word Origin and History for heartedly

hearted

adj.

now used only in combinations, meaning "at heart," since c.1200, first attested in hard-hearted; see heart. Related: heartedly.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
Slang definitions & phrases for heartedly

hearted

Related Terms

chickenhearted


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for hearted

Many English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for heartedly

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends