heart·​ed | \ ˈhär-təd How to pronounce hearted (audio) \

Definition of hearted

1 : having a heart especially of a specified kind usually used in combinationa fainthearted leadera lighthearted wanderer
2 : seated in the heart

Examples of hearted in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Represented by the bull, Taureans are warm-hearted, indulgent, and long for the finer things in life, including gorgeous architecture, world-class cuisine and fine art of places such as the Cheval Blanc Randheli with Red Savannah in the Maldives. Kimberly Wilson, Essence, "Where To Travel In 2020 Based On Your Zodiac Sign," 11 Jan. 2020 Griffey showed fans the other side of him, the big-hearted, caring, sensitive individual behind the smile during his 21-minute speech. Jason Hoffman, Cincinnati.com, "Decade in review: The 10 biggest Cincinnati collegiate/pro sports stories from the 2010s," 27 Dec. 2019 This light-hearted, though still occasionally tough, episode saw the ladies of the show living their best lives, even when things were looking particularly rough. Stephen Daw, Billboard, "Summer Loving: 5 Key Takeaways From Episode 9 of 'Pose' Season 2," 14 Aug. 2019 This year pop culture saw fit to gift us with not one, but three good-hearted worrywarts who carry their stress in their stomach. Maureen Lee Lenker, EW.com, "It had to be spew: A tribute to the anxious stomachs of 2019," 24 Dec. 2019 In supporting roles, the adults—wily battle-ax Aunt March (Meryl Streep), the good-hearted Marmee (Laura Dern), Mr. Laurence (Chris Cooper), and Mr. March (Bob Odenkirk)—give such generous performances as to emerge fully formed. Isaac Feldberg, Fortune, "What to Watch in Theaters Over Christmas," 23 Dec. 2019 Moved by the story, thousands of good-hearted donors gave more than $400,000 to help Bobbitt start a new life. Robyn Merrett, PEOPLE.com, "Boyfriend in GoFundMe Fraud Case Pleads Guilty and Is Expected to Serve 5 Years in Prison," 6 Dec. 2019 Reese Madigan creates a sympathetic, good-hearted Bob Cratchit throughout the show, delivering some particularly strong, touching moments as the Ghost of Christmas Future shows Scrooge the likely future of Tiny Tim and the Cratchit family. Elaine Schmidt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Strong performances and design details make Milwaukee Repertory Theater's 'Christmas Carol' a success," 30 Nov. 2019 Thanksgiving’s Pilgrim pageants suggest that good-hearted settlers arrived from pious, civilized England. Philip Deloria, The New Yorker, "The Invention of Thanksgiving," 18 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of hearted

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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20 Jan 2020

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“Hearted.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hearted. Accessed 26 January 2020.

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