heart·​ed | \ˈhär-təd \

Definition of hearted 

1 : having a heart especially of a specified kind usually used in combination a fainthearted leadera lighthearted wanderer

2 : seated in the heart

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There’s plenty of room for the faint-hearted to watch from below, and if everyone follows the rules, no flip-flops should fall on you, right? Dewayne Bevil, OrlandoSentinel.com, "How to swing on new Orlando Starflyer," 15 June 2018 As the story goes, in 1988 a teenage Hansel escaped from East Berlin (and a cold-hearted mother) by marrying an American serviceman from the Midwest. Jim Rutter, Philly.com, "'Hedwig and The Angry Inch': Captivating musical of love and longing, with rock-star chops," 11 June 2018 But another justification surely came with this weekend's White House Correspondents' Dinner, a typically chummy, light-hearted affair where a sitting president presides over a meal with journalists while a comic makes jokes at their expense. Chris Barton, latimes.com, "Revisiting Comedy Central's 'Roast of Donald Trump,' when 'President Trump' was a punchline and Trump could take a joke," 27 Apr. 2018 The comic book series takes Sabrina in a much darker direction than the light-hearted sitcom that came before it. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "The Original 'Sabrina' Cast Just Sent Their "Best Witches" To The New Netflix Series," 26 Oct. 2018 On Thursday, Empire actress Taraji P. Henson posted what was supposed to be a fun, light-hearted selfie showing her resemblance to Michael Jackson to her 12.3 million followers. Janell Hickman, Allure, "Taraji P. Henson's Makeup Artist, Ashunta Sheriff, Had the Perfect Response for Trolls Who Questioned Her Talent," 25 Aug. 2018 The comic book series takes Sabrina in a much darker direction than the light-hearted Melissa Joan Hart show of the '90s, making it the perfect companion to the creepy Riverdale. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: Everything You Need to Know," 13 Aug. 2018 This is the Kinkster at his most intimate and open-hearted. Philly.com, "Album reviews: Florence and the Machine, Gorillaz and Kinky Friedman," 5 July 2018 Ballard replaced Chuck Pagano, a big-hearted but defensive-minded and decidedly old-school meathead of a coach, with Frank Reich. Gregg Doyel, Indianapolis Star, "Doyel: Andrew Luck finally has a coaching staff who deserves him," 13 June 2018

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First Known Use of hearted

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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