Definition of full-hearted in US English:



  • With great enthusiasm and commitment; full of sincere feeling.

    ‘full-hearted consent of the electorate’
    • ‘‘We sincerely wish to host the tournament again as well as other top-level tennis events in the coming years,’ said Mayor Chen Liangyu at the closing ceremony, winning full-hearted applause from the stands.’
    • ‘To some extent these may be regarded as technical problems caused by diversity of national tradition which are likely to be difficult even with the full-hearted co-operation of all those involved.’
    • ‘However, our full-hearted engagement and vigorous effort over a long period of time, together with the blessings of the lineage, have somehow led to this success.’
    • ‘And the way to know it is to live it, with a heightened awareness and with a full-hearted intention.’
    • ‘If there is proper and full-hearted commitment to the police and the rule of law then there is full-hearted acceptance to power sharing and equality.’
    • ‘I think drag hunting and hunting with bloodhounds requires a full-hearted consent because we are not offering the farmer anything in return; and I think it is much more difficult to persuade farmers.’
    • ‘He was not a great ‘joiner’ of societies or movements; but to those he did adhere to he gave full-hearted support, by writing and lecturing, and in committee work.’
    • ‘In almost every big city in the developed world, the bicentenary will be celebrated, sometimes with full-hearted pleasure and at other times with a certain sneaky embarrassment.’
    • ‘To answer ‘yes’ to these with full-hearted certainty strikes me as arrogant beyond belief.’
    • ‘We hope you will give us your full-hearted and generous support by taking part in the tournament and contributing to a good cause.’
    • ‘She gently tilted her head and smiled a full-hearted smile in admiration of him.’
    • ‘His exuberance appears to the speaker to be a choice, and not for mere survival in the ‘growing gloom’, but for ardent and full-hearted participation.’
    • ‘Provided the will exists - I believe that it does - there must be at least a reasonable prospect of the United States being a full-hearted participant in a final deal.’
    • ‘Playing at home in appalling weather conditions with wind, rain and hail stones beating down upon them the girls gave a full-hearted team performance.’
    • ‘Rather than being a time for full-hearted celebration, it was a time for deeply mixed feelings.’
    • ‘Marxists cannot but give full-hearted supported to the measures announced by Chavez.’
    • ‘Perhaps the only way fully to accept the draw towards violence lies somewhere in the turn to transcendence, through the full-hearted love of some good beyond life’
    • ‘It is ironic that you mention that ‘the protection of wildlife needs the full-hearted support of the whole community’.’
    • ‘The Czech Republic has moved in just over a decade from communism to a full-hearted embrace of the market.’
    • ‘Those not prepared to make full-hearted efforts will only waste their time and, worse still, cause a disturbance to those others who wish to work seriously.’
    sincere, genuine, real, true, honest, authentic, unaffected, unpretended, unforced, uncontrived, artless, candid, frank, bona fide, earnest, heartfelt, wholehearted, deep, from the heart
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