Definition of wholehearted in US English:



  • Showing or characterized by complete sincerity and commitment.

    ‘you have my wholehearted support’
    • ‘I've spoken with Ted and Link Byfield, and received their wholehearted support.’
    • ‘Minister Brian Cowen also gave his wholehearted support to the campaign in a visit to Portarlington to meet with the committee.’
    • ‘Bolton fans have taken Holdsworth to their hearts and the striker has responded in kind with his wholehearted commitment to the cause.’
    • ‘The Hospice board statement said that staff had expressed their wholehearted support for the board's decision.’
    • ‘A complete and wholehearted admission of a mistake is also no guarantee.’
    • ‘Fans sensed that his commitment to maintaining fitness was less than wholehearted.’
    • ‘This legislation is about what this Government will do for working families in New Zealand, and I give it my wholehearted support.’
    • ‘So the first phase of emergence is rarely a wholehearted embrace of freedom but rather a resurrection of the enemy just defeated.’
    • ‘She has our wholehearted support and the absolute respect of this caucus.’
    • ‘The wholehearted support offered by some leading lights of the district coupled with the enthusiasm of lakhs of Kochites made history.’
    • ‘A conservation watchdog has given its wholehearted support to the Evening Press campaign to save York's Odeon.’
    • ‘The fight to preserve Ilkley's unique character is one that deserves the wholehearted support of the community.’
    • ‘It has to be done with wholehearted commitment on everyone's part.’
    • ‘We will do so in the context of a wholehearted commitment to build a mutually beneficial relationship with the new Indonesia.’
    • ‘Recently, Bingham publicly threw his wholehearted support behind an appeal to raise funds for the building of a new school for autistic children.’
    • ‘His injury-time matchwinner was a fitting reward for a tireless, wholehearted, committed performance.’
    • ‘On the basis though that no such tampering will be involved, I would give the project my wholehearted support.’
    • ‘Whereas in the case of saplings planted in a house with the wholehearted co-operation of the house owner, the chances of survival are better.’
    • ‘Muniyappan has also received wholehearted support from the public who raised funds for him in support of his cause.’
    • ‘The Bishop of Salisbury, the Right Reverend David Stancliffe, has pledged his wholehearted support to an appeal launched by Oxfam.’
    committed, positive, emphatic, devoted, dedicated, enthusiastic, unshakeable, unflinching, unswerving, constant, staunch, loyal, stalwart
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