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  1. wholehearted; hearty.
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Origin of whole-souled

An Americanism dating back to 1825–35
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for whole-souled

Historical Examples

  • New Yorkers aren't like our whole-souled, emotional Western folks.

    The Bacillus of Beauty

    Harriet Stark

  • “We know that,” stated Vittum, and he was indorsed by whole-souled murmurs.

  • Nature is whole-souled here; she gives often and freely and all she has.

  • He is a whole-souled gentleman of ability, and Democratic to the core.

  • But when she did cry, it was done as she did everything else, with a whole-souled enthusiasm.

    Patty's Friends

    Carolyn Wells