wholehearted

[hohl-hahr-tid]
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Origin of wholehearted

An Americanism dating back to 1830–40; whole + hearted
Related formswhole·heart·ed·ly, adverbwhole·heart·ed·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for wholeheartedness

wholehearted

adjective
  1. done, acted, given, etc, with total sincerity, enthusiasm, or commitment
Derived Formswholeheartedly, adverbwholeheartedness, noun
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Word Origin and History for wholeheartedness

wholehearted

adj.

also whole-hearted, 1840, from whole + hearted. Related: Wholeheartedly.

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