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heartfelt

[hahrt-felt]
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adjective
  1. deeply or sincerely felt: heartfelt sympathy.
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Origin of heartfelt

First recorded in 1725–35; heart + felt1
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Related Words for heartfelt

cordial, warm, profound, sincere, honest, earnest, hearty, ardent, fervent, deep, devout, unfeigned, wholehearted, true, heart-to-heart

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Historical Examples of heartfelt

  • It is with heartfelt sincerity, therefore, that I offer my assistance.

    Gomez Arias

    Joaqun Telesforo de Trueba y Coso

  • It shows that every teacher should have a heartfelt interest in his pupil.

    College Teaching

    Paul Klapper

  • Who knows what deep and heartfelt anxieties were hers as she sought her bed at last?

    One Of Them

    Charles James Lever

  • With sincere and heartfelt sorrow Sir Marmaduke turned away.

    The O'Donoghue

    Charles James Lever

  • I beg them to accept the expression of my heartfelt gratitude.


British Dictionary definitions for heartfelt

heartfelt

adjective
  1. sincerely and strongly felt
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Word Origin and History for heartfelt

adj.

also heart-felt, 1734, from heart + past tense of feel (v.).

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