Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Deeply or sincerely felt; earnest.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Felt in or prompted by the heart; profoundly felt; deeply sincere: as, heartfelt joy or grief; heartfelt congratulations or cheers.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Hearty; sincere.

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  • adjective Felt or believed deeply and sincerely.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective earnest

Etymologies

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From heart + felt

Examples

  • To me, the core of what made Alfredson's movie so damned heartfelt is the chemistry, casting, and performances of Lina and Kare.

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  • All across Mississippi curious citizens are opening his works and joining in heartfelt discussions.

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  • All across Mississippi curious citizens are opening his works and joining in heartfelt discussions.

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  • I sighed in a manner that is commonly known as heartfelt.

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  • I sighed in a manner that is commonly known as heartfelt.

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  • Everybody invited to the dinner, from eminent captains of industry to Bollywood†™ s biggest and most beautiful, were either friends or fans of the man being honoured, or his privileged team mates, and said as much in short, heartfelt addresses.

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  • Well, the liberties that were won by our people on that occasion are an impressive instance of how effective was their attempt in putting a stopper on royal tyranny, and how absolutely they nailed down the principle that allegiance, the broadest, the deepest, the most sincere, the most heartfelt, is and always must be conditional upon the proper exercise of his authority by him to whom allegiance is due, and to whom it is gladly given.

    The Charter of Liberty

  • Perhaps you could call my heartfelt cry a "leap of faith".

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  • We all recall the heartfelt testimony she gave to her nation, under oath

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  • With TV shows like Seinfeld and The Simpsons leading the way, America became a society wherein, with some exceptions, the heartfelt was automatically dubbed cheesy.

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