wholehearted

adjective
whole·​heart·​ed | \ ˈhōl-ˈhär-təd How to pronounce wholehearted (audio) \

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

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wholeheartedly adverb

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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 wholehearted in a Sentence

The judges gave us their wholehearted approval. wholehearted praise for the novel by the leading critics
Recent Examples on the Web Though the principal motivation was the continuing fallout from COVID-19, this was a wholehearted White House endorsement of spending priorities that Jayapal and her colleagues on the left of the Democratic Party had long advocated. Peter Slevin, The New Yorker, 17 May 2021 In synagogue email exchanges and private WhatsApp groups, American Jews fret about whether there is wholehearted support for Israel in the party, posting details about solidarity marches and encouraging their members to stand united. BostonGlobe.com, 15 May 2021 In synagogue email exchanges and private WhatsApp groups, American Jews fret about whether there is wholehearted support for Israel in the party, posting details about solidarity marches and encouraging their members to stand united. New York Times, 15 May 2021 Texas A&M’s players embraced the SEC championship trophy on Sunday, a few years following coach Gary Blair’s wholehearted embrace of an apparatus with a bad reputation among some fans and coaches: the transfer portal. Brent Zwerneman, San Antonio Express-News, 4 Mar. 2021 Your ideas may already have the wholehearted support of friends or partners. Tribune Content Agency, oregonlive, 5 Dec. 2020 There's a certain kind of reader who will be able to drum up wholehearted enthusiasm for every last paragraph of Barack Obama's new memoir. Seija Rankin, EW.com, 17 Nov. 2020 The film is a wholehearted and hilarious ode to a fraternal bond more profound and enduring than any romantic attachment. Carlos Aguilar, Los Angeles Times, 11 Nov. 2020 The obsession over the vice president-elect's outfit was soon replaced by wholehearted praise for her speech. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, 8 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of wholehearted

1644, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Wholehearted.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wholehearted. Accessed 17 Jun. 2021.

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wholehearted

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of wholehearted

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

wholehearted

adjective
whole·​heart·​ed | \ ˈhōl-ˈhär-təd How to pronounce wholehearted (audio) \

Kids Definition of wholehearted

: not holding back a wholehearted effort

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