having a specified kind of heart (now used only in combination): hardhearted; sad-hearted.
fixed or present in the heart.

Nearby words

  1. heartbreakingly,
  2. heartbroken,
  3. heartbrokenly,
  4. heartburn,
  5. heartburning,
  6. heartedly,
  7. hearten,
  8. heartening,
  9. heartfelt,
  10. heartful

Origin of hearted

First recorded in 1175–1225, hearted is from the Middle English word iherted. See y-, heart, -ed3

Related formsheart·ed·ly, adverbheart·ed·ness, noun

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Word Origin and History for heartedly



now used only in combinations, meaning "at heart," since c.1200, first attested in hard-hearted; see heart. Related: heartedly.

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