deeply or sincerely felt: heartfelt sympathy.

Origin of heartfelt

First recorded in 1725–35; heart + felt1
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Contemporary Examples of heartfelt

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



sincerely and strongly felt
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Word Origin and History for heartfelt

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

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