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

Definition of heartfelt

: deeply felt : earnest

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Synonyms & Antonyms for heartfelt


sincere, unfeigned


affected, artificial, false, feigned, insincere

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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.

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After Fox canceled the dearly beloved but low-rated sitcom Brooklyn Nine-Nine last year, NBC picked it up, and starting in January 2019, the network started airing new episodes that are every bit as heartfelt and funny as the show’s best. Noel Murray, The Verge, "The pros and cons of endless TV revivals," 27 June 2019 After three brilliant and heartfelt parenting parables that ruminated on aging, loss and impermanence alongside the pitfalls of arcade claw machines and toddler daycare centers, this was the final goodbye. Washington Post, "‘Toy Story’ lives on, but should it have?," 19 June 2019 For a straightforward, yet heartfelt, approach, just extend your best wishes for a lifetime of happiness. Katie Bowlby, Country Living, "What to Write in a Wedding Card," 28 May 2019 Her character is heartfelt, mysterious, and oh-so-complex, and Judy is just the latest of Linda's many movie and TV roles. Blake Bakkila, Good Housekeeping, "Netflix's 'Dead to Me' Star Linda Cardellini Won on 'The Price Is Right' in the '90s," 24 May 2019 Choose your candle design, choose your fragrance, choose a photo to go on the front, then choose a heartfelt message. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, "19 Inexpensive Father's Day Gifts Your Dad Will Actually Want," 4 June 2019 In addition to heartfelt messages, Bush Hager celebrated her new role on the Today Show by launching an Instagram handle, @hodaandjenna, and enjoying the 10 o'clock hour's signature drink, a big glass of wine. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Watch George W. Bush Cheer on His Daughter Jenna Bush Hager on Her First Day as a Today Show Co-Host," 9 Apr. 2019 Tisci took to Instagram to issue a heartfelt formal apology for the Fall 2019 collection piece. Lauren Alexis Fisher, Harper's BAZAAR, "Burberry and Riccardo Tisci Apologize After Sending a Noose Hoodie Down the Runway," 22 Feb. 2019 Marlon Wayans just won the proud dad award with this supportive and heartfelt message to his 19-year-old daughter Amai. Jasmine Grant, Essence, "Marlon Wayans Sends A Message Of Support To His Daughter Amai During Pride: 'I Wouldn't Change One Thing About You'," 4 June 2019

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First Known Use of heartfelt

1712, in the meaning defined above

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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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