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

Examples of heartfelt in a Sentence

You have our heartfelt thanks. Our most heartfelt wish is for our children to be happy.
Recent Examples on the Web On Sunday, Knowles-Lawson shared a photo of her late mother, Agnes Derouen Beyincé, to Instagram alongside a lengthy heartfelt tribute. Jack Irvin, PEOPLE.com, 10 May 2022 The Jennifer's Body actor celebrated the rapper's 32nd birthday yesterday, sharing a heartfelt tribute on Instagram. Quinci Legardye, Harper's BAZAAR, 23 Apr. 2022 My deepest heartfelt condolences go out to her family. J. Kim Murphy, Variety, 30 Apr. 2022 In the wake of the tragedy, soccer clubs and players sent heartfelt condolences to the couple. Vanessa Etienne, PEOPLE.com, 22 Apr. 2022 The superstar band launched its first of four shows at Sin City’s Allegiant Stadium on Friday (April 8), driving thousands of fans wild with an evening full of blockbuster hits, heartfelt speeches, new hairstyles and unforgettable dance moves. Mitchell Peters, Billboard, 9 Apr. 2022 Kotsur, 53, has embraced the spotlight with ease: lighting up red carpets with his bold suits and genial smile and delivering hilarious, heartfelt acceptance speeches in American Sign Language. Patrick Ryan, USA TODAY, 16 Mar. 2022 But Sullivan does, interjecting plenty of heartfelt speeches about suffrage and more, without ever feeling heavy-handed in the process. Maureen Lee Lenker, EW.com, 11 Feb. 2022 As in past years, there were several stellar musical performances, major celebrity guests, and heartfelt speeches from talented creators. Jacob Siegal, BGR, 10 Dec. 2021 See More

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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 18 May. 2022.

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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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