[ hohl-sohld ]

  1. wholehearted; hearty.

Origin of whole-souled

An Americanism dating back to 1825–35

Words Nearby whole-souled

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How to use whole-souled in a sentence

  • And looking at him as though reading his thoughts, Andries Botma, the Transvaal delegate, was filled with a whole-souled elation.

    Aletta | Bertram Mitford
  • But the letter was whole-souled, like Mrs. Manners, and breathed the affection she had always had for me.

    Richard Carvel, Complete | Winston Churchill
  • Augustus replied with such whole-souled heartiness that the child beamed upon him and boldly held out her hand for the pen.

    Flamsted quarries | Mary E. Waller
  • He can be a whole-souled sportsman with the poorest equipment, or a mean "trout-hog" with the most elaborate.

    Fishing with a Worm | Bliss Perry
  • The whole-souled admiration in the Captain's voice made the housekeeper blush like a girl.

    Cap'n Eri | Joseph Crosby Lincoln