[sing-guh l-hahr-tid]


sincere and undivided in feeling or spirit; dedicated; not reflecting mixed emotions: He was single-hearted in his patriotism.

Origin of single-hearted

First recorded in 1570–80
Related formssin·gle-heart·ed·ly, adverbsin·gle-heart·ed·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for single-hearted

Historical Examples of single-hearted

  • He was physician to Madame de Pompadour, and one of the sincerest and most single-hearted of men probably in Paris at the time.

    The Secret Memoirs of Louis XV./XVI, Complete

    Madame du Hausset, an "Unknown English Girl" and the Princess Lamballe

  • Blessed are the single-hearted, for they shall have much peace.

    Lotus Buds

    Amy Carmichael

  • In waking hours he never had quite that single-hearted knowledge of himself.

    Saint's Progress

    John Galsworthy

  • Strong, but single-hearted, no other lady could comfort him.

    A Simpleton

    Charles Reade

  • While you cling to Him He will never forsake you—I know that you are honest and single-hearted.