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 The 56-year-old NBC coanchor posted a heartfelt photo on Instagram of her fiancé, Joel Schiffman, and their two daughters, Haley Joy and Hope Catherine. Selena Barrientos, Good Housekeeping, "'Today' Fans Can't Stop Gushing Over Hoda Kotb's New Family Photo on Instagram," 1 May 2021 Like Deschanel, Jonathan hasn't been shy about making his feelings for his love known on social media, posting heartfelt messages in her honor for both Valentine's Day and her 41st birthday. Hannah Chubb, PEOPLE.com, "Zooey Deschanel Shares Sweet Birthday Message for Boyfriend Jonathan Scott: ‘I Love You Always’," 28 Apr. 2021 These handmade decorations also make heartfelt hostess gifts or housewarming presents. Sarah Martens, Better Homes & Gardens, "How to Make Decorative Polymer Clay Knots," 27 Apr. 2021 The message, posted early Monday, featured a smiling yet clearly surprised Hopkins thanking the Academy and sharing a heartfelt salute to the late Chadwick Boseman. NBC News, "Anthony Hopkins pays tribute to Chadwick Boseman after surprise Oscar win," 27 Apr. 2021 As on all its vessels, Seabourn’s reputation for exceptional personal service delivered with heartfelt hospitality by polished staff is one of its crowning successes. Laura Manske, Forbes, "G0 Wild: Discover The Best Post-Pandemic Trips Of A Lifetime," 26 Apr. 2021 In an evening filled with heartfelt encomiums to the enduring power of cinema, the Oscars made a powerful, if at times slightly panicked, argument that movies are primed for a post-pandemic rebound. Josh Rottenberg, Los Angeles Times, "Key Oscar takeaways: ‘Nomadland’ wins best picture as Hollywood looks to rebound from pandemic," 25 Apr. 2021 This year belongs to Brad and Minari actress, Youn Yuh-jung, who became the first Korean actress to win an Oscar for her role as Soonja in the heartfelt film. Jessica Radloff, Glamour, "Oscars 2021 Best Moments: 9 Things You Need to See From the Academy Awards," 25 Apr. 2021 Scherzinger wiped tears from her eyes and lauded Yeti for his heartfelt performance. Erin Jensen, USA TODAY, "A 'Masked Singer' double-elimination: Tides turn for Crab and Seashell; Rita Wilson shows off rapping skills," 22 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of heartfelt

1712, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of heartfelt was in 1712

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“Heartfelt.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heartfelt. Accessed 10 May. 2021.

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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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