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[hahr-tid] /ˈhɑr tɪd/
having a specified kind of heart (now used only in combination):
hardhearted; sad-hearted.
fixed or present in the heart.
Origin of hearted
1175-1225; Middle English iherted. See y-, heart, -ed3
Related forms
heartedly, adverb
heartedness, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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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



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