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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This Is Us,’’ but also to director Jennifer Chambers and to her exemplary cast, which includes Douglas Rees as Tim, Della’s good-hearted but oblivious husband. Don Aucoin, BostonGlobe.com, "Rupp brings multiple layers to ‘The Cake’ at Barrington Stage," 29 June 2018 The family plot is an opportunity for Maron to play Sam as an abrasive, gruff, good-hearted dad with an unconventional but perceptive parenting style. Sonia Saraiya, HWD, "Marc Maron Is Great in GLOW, and Maybe That’s a Problem," 29 June 2018 Interviews and archived research depict a good-hearted, complex man who struggled emotionally but entertained brilliantly. Monitor Staff, The Christian Science Monitor, "10 best books of May: the Monitor's picks," 9 May 2018 This is a warm, good-hearted, intuitive movie that could be the start of an exceptional filmmaking career. Chronicle Staff Report, San Francisco Chronicle, "Capsule movie reviews for April 8," 5 Apr. 2018 So Kavanaugh becomes the warm-hearted car pooler, rather than the man who could end Roe v. Wade. Jeet Heer, The New Republic, "It really doesn’t matter that Brett Kavanaugh is a great carpool dad.," 10 July 2018 As Gordon, Allen thunders on stage and creates very nice chemistry with Denise, who is excellent as Gordon’s soft-hearted ex-wife Sarah, and with the other actors. Patti Restivo, Howard County Times, "Laurel Mill Playhouse presents 'Laughing Stock'," 6 July 2018 Known around the streets of Agrabah as a scoundrel and a thief, the poor but warm-hearted Aladdin impersonates a prince in order to win the heart of the beautiful Princess Jasmine. Sydney Odman, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Aladdin': Everything to Know About the Live-Action Remake of the Disney Classic," 5 July 2018 The iconic popular artist Norman Rockwell had a brilliant talent for creating literal portraits that seemingly brought to life a warm-hearted, caring and generous American community. Arthur I. Cyr, Lake County News-Sun, "Cyr: The essence of Memorial Day," 1 June 2018

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First Known Use of hearted

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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