Definition of wholehearted
1 : completely and sincerely devoted, determined, or enthusiastic a wholehearted student of social problems
2 : marked by complete earnest commitment : free from all reserve or hesitation gave the proposal wholehearted approval
Examples of wholehearted in a Sentence
The judges gave us their wholehearted approval.
wholehearted praise for the novel by the leading critics
Recent Examples of wholehearted from the Web
Much of the film’s power, in fact, comes from its wholehearted embrace of the minutiae of daily life in Japan.
Some Democrats offered Nguyen their wholehearted support in the conflict.
Petitt eventually moved away from a wholehearted embrace of young terrain park riders, opening runs for newcomers, ski racers and families.
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Synonym Discussion of wholehearted
WHOLEHEARTED Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of wholehearted for English Language Learners
: having or showing no doubt or uncertainty about doing something, supporting someone, etc.
WHOLEHEARTED Defined for Kids
Definition of wholehearted for Students
: not holding back a wholehearted effort
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