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[sim-puh l-hahr-tid] /ˈsɪm pəlˈhɑr tɪd/
free of deceit; artless; sincere.
Origin of simple-hearted
1350-1400; Middle English symple herted Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for simple-hearted
Historical Examples
  • But they are simple-hearted and valiant servants of their Master.

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

    The Eternal City Hall Caine
  • 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
  • "I'm very glad to hear that," said the simple-hearted old woman.

  • In Scotland she was regarded as a truthful, simple-hearted girl.

    Flora Lyndsay Susan Moodie
  • Nothing can be more innocent and simple-hearted than most of these letters.

    A Mortal Antipathy Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  • He is brave, generous, simple-hearted beyond all that I have ever known.

    The Bertrams

    Anthony Trollope
  • simple-hearted as a child, he was fond of children, and they were fond of him.

    James B. Eads Louis How
British Dictionary definitions for simple-hearted


free from deceit; open; frank; sincere
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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