heart·​felt ˈhärt-ˌfelt How to pronounce heartfelt (audio)
: deeply felt : earnest
Choose the Right Synonym for heartfelt

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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Word History

First Known Use

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 22 May. 2024.

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heart·​felt ˈhärt-ˌfelt How to pronounce heartfelt (audio)
: deeply felt : earnest
heartfelt thanks

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