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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 of wholehearted
1830-1840
1830-40, Americanism; whole + hearted
Related forms
wholeheartedly, adverb
wholeheartedness, noun
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  • You know how flippant, how 'fly-away,' he can be when the mood seizes him, how wholeheartedly he can play the fool.

    Grey Roses Henry Harland
  • A wild and restless youngster, Tad was wholeheartedly for anything he didn't have.

    The Lost Wagon James Arthur Kjelgaard
  • wholeheartedly and with utter disregard of personal sacrifice this vast aggregation committed itself to the task.

  • They had fallen in love so wholeheartedly, so gaily, those two.

    Mavis of Green Hill Faith Baldwin
  • And the chilled and hungry humans of the Alameda wolfed his hot concoctions and blessed him wholeheartedly.

    The Viking Blood Frederick William Wallace
British Dictionary definitions for wholeheartedly

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 wholeheartedly

wholehearted

adj.

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

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