heart·​felt | \ ˈhärt-ˌfelt How to pronounce heartfelt (audio) \

Definition of heartfelt

: deeply felt : earnest

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sincere, wholehearted, heartfelt, hearty, unfeigned mean genuine in feeling. sincere stresses absence of hypocrisy, feigning, or any falsifying embellishment or exaggeration. a sincere apology wholehearted suggests sincerity and earnest devotion without reservation or misgiving. promised our wholehearted support heartfelt suggests depth of genuine feeling outwardly expressed. expresses our heartfelt gratitude hearty suggests honesty, warmth, and exuberance in displaying feeling. received a hearty welcome unfeigned stresses spontaneity and absence of pretense. her unfeigned delight at receiving the award

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You have our heartfelt thanks. Our most heartfelt wish is for our children to be happy.
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First Known Use of heartfelt

1712, in the meaning defined above

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“Heartfelt.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heartfelt. Accessed 3 Jun. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of heartfelt

: deeply felt : very sincere


heart·​felt | \ ˈhärt-ˌfelt How to pronounce heartfelt (audio) \

Kids Definition of heartfelt

: deeply felt : sincere I gave her a heartfelt apology.

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