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wholehearted

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adjective whole·heart·ed \ˈhōl-ˈhär-təd\

Simple Definition of wholehearted

  • : having or showing no doubt or uncertainty about doing something, supporting someone, etc.

Full Definition of wholehearted

  1. 1 :  completely and sincerely devoted, determined, or enthusiastic <a wholehearted student of social problems>

  2. 2 :  marked by complete earnest commitment :  free from all reserve or hesitation <gave the proposal wholehearted approval>

whole·heart·ed·ly adverb

Examples of wholehearted

  1. The judges gave us their wholehearted approval.

  2. <wholehearted praise for the novel by the leading critics>



1836

First Known Use of wholehearted

1836

Synonym Discussion of wholehearted

sincere, wholehearted, heartfelt, hearty, unfeigned mean genuine in feeling. sincere stresses absence of hypocrisy, feigning, or any falsifying embellishment or exaggeration <a sincere apology>. wholehearted suggests sincerity and earnest devotion without reservation or misgiving <promised our wholehearted support>. heartfelt suggests depth of genuine feeling outwardly expressed <expresses our heartfelt gratitude>. hearty suggests honesty, warmth, and exuberance in displaying feeling <received a hearty welcome>. unfeigned stresses spontaneity and absence of pretense <her unfeigned delight at receiving the award>.

WHOLEHEARTED Defined for Kids

wholehearted

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adjective whole·heart·ed \ˈhōl-ˈhär-təd\

Definition of wholehearted

  1. :  not holding back <a wholehearted effort>

whole·heart·ed·ly adverb




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