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wholehearted

[hohl-hahr-tid] /ˈhoʊlˈhɑr tɪd/
adjective
1.
fully or completely sincere, enthusiastic, energetic, etc.; hearty; earnest:
a wholehearted attempt to comply.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40, Americanism; whole + hearted
Related forms
wholeheartedly, adverb
wholeheartedness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for whole hearted

wholehearted

/ˌhəʊlˈhɑːtɪd/
adjective
1.
done, acted, given, etc, with total sincerity, enthusiasm, or commitment
Derived Forms
wholeheartedly, adverb
wholeheartedness, noun
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Word Origin and History for whole hearted

wholehearted

adj.

also whole-hearted, 1840, from whole + hearted. Related: Wholeheartedly.

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