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

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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This year saw the rest of the series hit bookshelves, continuing the story of the grumpy-but-good-hearted security android that calls itself Murderbot. Andrew Liptak, The Verge, "Our favorite science fiction and fantasy books of 2018," 21 Dec. 2018 Maddie Baillio as Millie: A kind-hearted girl who wishes to win the pageant, despite also being a plus-size girl. Tamara Fuentes, Seventeen, "Everything We Know About Netflix's "Dumplin'"," 15 Nov. 2018 And, indeed, Ms. Atkinson’s buoyant wit and cheerful irony make the misfortunes in these lives, including Juliet’s, not tragedies but kind-hearted lessons in the human condition. Katherine A. Powers, WSJ, "‘Transcription’ Review: Heard During Wartime," 20 Sep. 2018 This time around, the campaign’s light-hearted spirit and irreverent edge were echoed in the late-afternoon party held at Studio 525 in Chelsea, which was flowing with trays of Champagne. Zachary Weiss, Vogue, "Kendall Jenner and Willow Smith Walked the Walk Last Night With Stuart Weitzman," 13 Feb. 2019 Expect a much more light-hearted experience than its predecessor, with lots of over-the-top weapons and scenarios. Andrew Webster, The Verge, "The 40 games we can’t wait to play in 2019," 26 Dec. 2018 Ashley Williams is known for her work in light-hearted movies on the Hallmark Channel. Taysha Murtaugh, Country Living, "Hallmark Star Ashley Williams Speaks Out About Her Miscarriage," 28 Nov. 2018 Congress has made a half-hearted attempt to curtail the violence in Yemen The US government as a whole — from Congress to President Donald Trump — so far has done little to meaningfully put an end to hostilities in Yemen. Amanda Sakuma, Vox, "Saudi Arabia is reportedly outsourcing its war in Yemen to child soldiers," 30 Dec. 2018 This was no standing around, looking at each other with half-hearted shoves, as many baseball brouhahas amount to. Kevin Acee, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Padres plan to build off fight they showed in break-even, brawling road trip," 11 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of hearted

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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