[ hahrt-hohl ]

  1. not in love.

  2. wholehearted; sincere.

Origin of heart-whole

First recorded in 1425–75; heart + whole

Words Nearby heart-whole

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How to use heart-whole in a sentence

  • But each thought the other was heart-whole, and neither suspected himself of insincerity.

    Somehow Good | William de Morgan
  • And there stood our three men, who laid no hand to hilt, but abode heart-whole by seeming amid the tumult.

  • Possessing that assurance, we shall be rich and heart-whole.

  • A month ago she had been heart-whole and young, a simple child.

    The Half-Hearted | John Buchan
  • heart-whole, she had not yet met a man who much interested her, nor was she trying to arrange the meeting.

    The Exiles of Faloo | Barry Pain

British Dictionary definitions for heart-whole


  1. not in love

  2. sincere

  1. stout-hearted

Derived forms of heart-whole

  • heart-wholeness, noun

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