hearted

adjective
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

Examples of hearted in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Companies tried to strike the right tone after an unprecedented year, with some ads centering the COVID-19 pandemic and others opting for more light-hearted, upbeat ads. Amanda Kaufman, BostonGlobe.com, "Ten must-see ads from Super Bowl LV," 7 Feb. 2021 Thankfully, the pre-debut variety series Treasure Map—which captured everything from light-hearted games to a heartwarming surprise for one member’s high school graduation—offered a way for fans to follow the lives of the 12 members in the meantime. Kat Moon, Time, "6 Rookie K-Pop Groups to Watch in 2021," 22 Jan. 2021 Cristal Isa first earned a reputation as a bubbly gymnast who always had a smile or light-hearted comment ready for her teammates. The Salt Lake Tribune, "Utah gymnast Cristal Isa now dealing with the weight of expectations — but she says she’ll push through it," 21 Jan. 2021 The mysterious wish-granting artefact connects our heroes and villains, bringing each of their desires to the surface — and placing the good-hearted and villainous on even footing. Kelsea Stahler, refinery29.com, "Wonder Woman 1984 Isn’t A Big Swing For A Woman Superhero. It’s A Big Swing For Everyone," 24 Dec. 2020 The sub’s cynical, kind-hearted captain gives a drunken speech mocking Hitler, possibly so the audience will feel better about watching a thousand-hour-long movie about protagonists fighting for Hitler. Kate Knibbs, Wired, "My Year Watching Submarine Movies," 22 Dec. 2020 Thus, the character of kind-hearted, chiropractor Ben, a man nursing the challenges of a heart defect and the demons of a drinking problem, was born. Maureen Lee Lenker, EW.com, "Best of 2020 (Behind the Scenes): The story behind James Marsden's unexpected return to Dead to Me," 22 Dec. 2020 The mayors temporarily turned into children’s book co-authors, each penning a chapter of a story about a kind-hearted purple butterfly named Penny visiting their respective cities and doing a good deed. Diane Bell Columnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column: Local mayors unite to write book for worthy cause," 23 Nov. 2020 Her heavy duty makeup is what really transformed her from the kind-hearted realtor on Selling Sunset to an absolute evil fairy. Kelly Corbett, House Beautiful, "Here's What Went Into Chrishell Stause’s Stunning Maleficent Costume on "Dancing With the Stars"," 27 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of hearted

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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19 Feb 2021

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“Hearted.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hearted. Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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