wholehearted

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adjective whole·heart·ed \ˈhōl-ˈhär-təd\

Definition of wholehearted

  1. 1 :  completely and sincerely devoted, determined, or enthusiastic a wholehearted student of social problems

  2. 2 :  marked by complete earnest commitment :  free from all reserve or hesitation gave the proposal wholehearted approval

wholeheartedly

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Examples of wholehearted in a Sentence

  1. The judges gave us their wholehearted approval.

  2. wholehearted praise for the novel by the leading critics

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First Known Use of wholehearted

1644

Synonym Discussion of wholehearted

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

WHOLEHEARTED Defined for English Language Learners

wholehearted

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Definition of wholehearted for English Language Learners

  • : having or showing no doubt or uncertainty about doing something, supporting someone, etc.


WHOLEHEARTED Defined for Kids

wholehearted

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adjective whole·heart·ed \ˈhōl-ˈhär-təd\

Definition of wholehearted for Students

  1. :  not holding back a wholehearted effort

wholeheartedly

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