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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But still, separating you from your mother — who was in a wheelchair — seems cold-hearted. Christopher Elliott, The Seattle Times, "Travel Troubleshooter | My mom’s in a wheelchair. Why did American Airlines charge me extra to sit with her?," 20 Aug. 2018 Now, his wife Caroline, has given us another reason to swoon for the big-hearted country star and American Idol judge. Southern Living, "Luke Bryan Takes St Jude Patient On A Country Adventure," 6 June 2018 The Felice Brothers play big-hearted and broad-minded American music that has the giddy restless spirit and greed-bashing zeal of Dylan’s idol Woody Guthrie. John Adamian, courant.com, "Felice Brothers To Play Space Ballroom," 17 Mar. 2018 Ever kind-hearted, Close then took the chance to thank her fans and peers. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Glenn Close Stuns on the Oscars Red Carpet in a Glittering Gold Gown," 24 Feb. 2019 The big-hearted elf is quirky and cheerful, leaving nothing but candy and Christmas cheer in his wake. Marilyn La Jeunesse, Teen Vogue, "The Best Christmas Movies to Watch According to Your Zodiac Sign," 26 Nov. 2018 The MIT Media Lab’s experiment is understandably more light-hearted and data-oriented. Shannon Liao, The Verge, "MIT Media Lab will let the internet control a human’s actions for one Halloween evening," 26 Oct. 2018 In 1984, Trump made a half-hearted attempt to buy the restaurant; two years earlier, Roy Cohn, his lawyer, threw Roger Stone a thirtieth-birthday party there. Ian Parker, The New Yorker, "21, the Home of Trump’s Favorite Burger, Renovates Without Proper Permits," 14 May 2018 Modesty, honesty, graciousness and good-hearted humor are the basis of Will Rogers’ appeal. Christopher Arnott, courant.com, "David Lutken Tames a Wild, Woolly 'Will Rogers Follies'," 3 May 2018

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First Known Use of hearted

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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