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wholehearted

[hohl-hahr-tid]
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  1. fully or completely sincere, enthusiastic, energetic, etc.; hearty; earnest: a wholehearted attempt to comply.

Origin of wholehearted

An Americanism dating back to 1830–40; whole + hearted
Related formswhole·heart·ed·ly, adverbwhole·heart·ed·ness, noun
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wholehearted

adjective
  1. done, acted, given, etc, with total sincerity, enthusiasm, or commitment
Derived Formswholeheartedly, adverbwholeheartedness, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for wholehearted

adj.

also whole-hearted, 1840, from whole + hearted. Related: Wholeheartedly.

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