[ sim-puhl-hahr-tid ]

  1. free of deceit; artless; sincere.

Origin of simple-hearted

1350–1400; Middle English symple herted

Words Nearby simple-hearted Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use simple-hearted in a sentence

  • The last vestige of her prejudice against Indians had melted and gone, in the presence of their simple-hearted friendliness.

    Ramona | Helen Hunt Jackson
  • She's the daughter of the farmer where I spent a summer in Ontario, a good simple-hearted girl, but awfully—well—crude, you know.

    Corporal Cameron | Ralph Connor
  • Each of these simple-hearted reprobates was too spirited to take a guinea for a kick down a staircase.

    The O'Ruddy | Stephen Crane
  • The rescued seamen were treated with the greatest kindness by the simple-hearted natives.

    The Pirate of Panama | William MacLeod Raine
  • Then came Miles and Stephen Hubbersty, who, being more simple-hearted men, would have the meeting held.

    George Fox | George Fox

British Dictionary definitions for simple-hearted


  1. free from deceit; open; frank; sincere

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