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[hahrt-felt] /ˈhɑrtˌfɛlt/
deeply or sincerely felt:
heartfelt sympathy.
Origin of heartfelt
1725-35; heart + felt1 Unabridged
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  • We're playing a real rock and roll show and a truly heartfelt concert every night.
  • Little wonder hummingbirds inspire heartfelt affection and stuttering efforts at description.
  • It was impossible to read your poignant and heartfelt note without the tears rolling down my cheeks.
  • But the way endowments actually work made a naïve fantasy of that simple, heartfelt dream.
  • Some well-spoken and heartfelt opposition to spousal hiring gave me food for thought.
  • Whether or not the move toward austerity was heartfelt, the administration has now embraced the policy choice.
  • Sorry for the bitter tone, but that's an honest and heartfelt opinion.
  • Mandel might have felt he owed a heartfelt goodbye to all the people he had wrangled with for nearly a decade.
  • And, yes, the machine was as phony as a politician's heartfelt concern.
  • Their stories are heartfelt, but pretty darn strange.
British Dictionary definitions for heartfelt


sincerely and strongly felt
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for heartfelt

also heart-felt, 1734, from heart + past tense of feel (v.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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