adjective Date: 1836 1. completely and sincerely devoted, determined, or enthusiastic <
a wholehearted student of social problems
2. marked by complete earnest commitment ; free from all reserve or hesitation <
gave the proposal wholehearted approval
Synonyms: see sincerewholeheartedly adverb

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • wholehearted — also whole hearted, 1840, from WHOLE (Cf. whole) + HEARTED (Cf. hearted). Related: Wholeheartedly …   Etymology dictionary

  • wholehearted — whole souled, heartfelt, hearty, unfeigned, *sincere Analogous words: ardent, fervent, *impassioned, passionate: genuine, bona fide, *authentic: earnest, *serious …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • wholehearted — / whole hearted [adj] enthusiastic, sincere abiding, ardent, authentic, bona fide, candid, committed, complete, dedicated, determined, devoted, earnest, emphatic, enduring, fervent, frank, genuine, heartfelt, hearty, impassioned, never failing,… …   New thesaurus

  • wholehearted — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ completely sincere and committed. DERIVATIVES wholeheartedly adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • wholehearted — ☆ wholehearted [hōlhärt΄id ] adj. doing or done with all one s energy, enthusiasm, etc.; hearty; sincere; earnest wholeheartedly adv. wholeheartedness n …   English World dictionary

  • wholehearted — whole|heart|ed [ ,houl hartəd ] adjective wholehearted support, agreement, effort, etc. is enthusiastic and complete: We would like to express our wholehearted support for the campaign. It was a wholehearted performance by an excellent team. ╾… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • wholehearted — UK [ˌhəʊlˈhɑː(r)tɪd] / US [ˌhoʊlˈhɑrtəd] adjective wholehearted support, agreement, effort etc is enthusiastic and complete We would like to express our wholehearted support for the campaign. It was a wholehearted performance by an excellent team …   English dictionary

  • wholehearted — [[t]ho͟ʊlhɑ͟ː(r)tɪd[/t]] also whole hearted ADJ GRADED (emphasis) If you support or agree to something in a wholehearted way, you support or agree to it enthusiastically and completely. The Government deserves our wholehearted support for having… …   English dictionary

  • wholehearted — wholeheartedly, adv. wholeheartedness, n. /hohl hahr tid/, adj. fully or completely sincere, enthusiastic, energetic, etc.; hearty; earnest: a wholehearted attempt to comply. [1830 40, Amer.; WHOLE + HEARTED] * * * …   Universalium

  • wholehearted — adj. Wholehearted is used with these nouns: ↑acceptance, ↑approval, ↑backing, ↑support …   Collocations dictionary

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