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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Queen Elizabeth issued a short and heartfelt message, taking care to express her gratitude for the emergency workers who battled the fire, as well as the people who worship at Notre-Dame. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles Send Their Sympathies Following the Notre-Dame Fire," 16 Apr. 2019 Gaga also honored her and Cooper's special bond in a heartfelt Instagram post the day after the Oscars. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Lady Gaga Is Reportedly Having a "Harder Time Letting Go" of A Star Is Born Than Bradley Cooper Is," 7 Mar. 2019 Getty Images Celebrating her 37th birthday, Justin Timberlake shared a sweet, heartfelt post in tribute to his wife, Jessica Biel. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Justin Timberlake Posted the Most Romantic Tribute to Wife Jessica Biel," 4 Mar. 2019 In a heartfelt Instagram post, Selma Blair revealed that she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Ilana Kaplan, Allure, "Selma Blair Reveals She Has Multiple Sclerosis in Heartfelt Post," 22 Oct. 2018 There needs to be an adult in the room before these kids do something crazy, like let their sincere and heartfelt message resonate with the nation’s lawmakers to enact common sense measures that could save lives. Kevin Rector, baltimoresun.com, "Baltimore students meet with suburban Maryland, Parkland peers ahead of March for Our Lives rally in D.C.," 23 Mar. 2018 That's where these celebrities—in their heartfelt and self-deprecating glory—come in. Glamour, "18 Times Celebrities Challenged Beauty Standards by Sharing Their So-Called 'Flaws'," 6 Apr. 2019 On April 4, the team engaged in the whole kerfuffle with a long, funny, and heartfelt thread about Keiley. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's Instagram Account Originally Belonged to Someone Else Until They Took Over," 4 Apr. 2019 The Family would like to extend their appreciation and heartfelt thanks to the oncology nurses at Hartford Hospital Infusion Center and the hospice nurses at Hartford HealthCare at Home (Mansfield), for their wonderful care. Hartford Courant, courant.com, "Peter A. Blume," 21 June 2018

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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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