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simple-hearted

[sim-puh l-hahr-tid]
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adjective
  1. free of deceit; artless; sincere.

Origin of simple-hearted

1350–1400; Middle English symple herted
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Examples from the Web for simple-hearted

Historical Examples

  • But they are simple-hearted and valiant servants of their Master.

    Camps, Quarters and Casual Places

    Archibald Forbes

  • The simple-hearted Roman populace could not contain themselves.

  • To the mother, he is like a son, for she is simple-hearted and knows nothing of the world.

    The Dominant Strain

    Anna Chapin Ray

  • I would from this hour be an honest, truth-speaking, simple-hearted creature.

    A Day's Ride

    Charles James Lever

  • With all his learning and his philosophic agnosticism, he was as simple-hearted as a child.

    Despair's Last Journey

    David Christie Murray


British Dictionary definitions for simple-hearted

simple-hearted

adjective
  1. free from deceit; open; frank; sincere
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