Synonyms of heart in English:

heart


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noun

1‘his heart had stopped beating’

SYNONYMS

ticker

2‘he poured out his heart to me’

SYNONYMS

emotions, feelings, sentiments, soul, mind, bosom, breast

love, affection, passion

sympathy, pity, concern, compassion

3‘he has no heart’

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compassion, sympathy, humanity, fellow feeling, concern for others, brotherly love, tender feelings, tenderness, empathy, understanding

kindness, kindliness, goodwill, benevolence, humanitarianism

4‘they may lose heart as the work mounts up’

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enthusiasm, keenness, eagerness, spirit, determination, resolution, resolve, purpose, courage, backbone, spine, nerve, stomach, will, will power, fortitude, bravery, stout-heartedness

informal guts, spunk, grit

British informal bottle

vulgar slang balls

5‘right in the heart of the city’

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centre, central part, middle, hub, core, nucleus, kernel, eye, bosom, navel

ANTONYMS

edge

6‘the heart of the matter’

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essence, quintessence, crux, core, nub, root, gist, meat, marrow, pith, substance, sum and substance, essential part, intrinsic nature, kernel, nucleus

informal nitty-gritty

ANTONYMS

peripherals


Phrases

    after one's own heart

      ‘he looked like a man after my own heart’

      SYNONYMS

      like-minded, of the same mind, similar to oneself, kindred, compatible, congenial, sharing one's tastes

      to one's liking, of the kind that one likes, attractive to one, desirable, attractive, appealing, pleasing

      informal

      on the same wavelength

      ANTONYMS

      dissimilar, unappealing

    at heart

      ‘he's a good lad at heart’

      SYNONYMS

      basically, fundamentally, essentially, at bottom, deep down, in essence, intrinsically, innately

      really, actually, truly, in fact, in truth

      au fond

      informal

      when you get right down to it

      ANTONYMS

      superficially

    by heart

      ‘I know the poem by heart’

      SYNONYMS

      from memory, off pat, by rote, off by heart, word for word, verbatim, parrot-fashion, word-perfect

    do one's heart good

      ‘it did the rector's heart good to see so many at church’

      SYNONYMS

      give one pleasure, make one happy, cheer, cheer one up, delight, please, gladden, hearten, gratify, satisfy, make one feel good, raise one's spirits, give one a lift, bring joy to

      informal

      give one a buzz, tickle one pink, buck one up

      ANTONYMS

      sadden

    eat one's heart out

      ‘I stayed in London, eating my heart out for you’

      SYNONYMS

      pine, long, ache, brood, mope, fret, sigh, sorrow, suffer, bleed, yearn, agonize, weep and wail, regret someone's absence, regret someone's loss

      grieve, mourn, lament, shed tears

      be filled with envy

      informal

      die

      literary

      repine

    from the (bottom of one's) heart

      ‘I have told the truth from the bottom of my heart’

      SYNONYMS

      sincerely, with all one's heart, earnestly, fervently, passionately, truly, truthfully, genuinely, devoutly, heartily, heart and soul, with all sincerity

    give/lose one's heart to

      ‘he lost his heart to a French girl’

      SYNONYMS

      fall in love with, fall for, become infatuated with, be smitten by

      informal

      fall head over heels for, be swept off one's feet by, develop a crush on

    have a change of heart

      ‘you can have your money back if you have a change of heart’

      SYNONYMS

      change one's mind, change one's tune, have second thoughts, have a rethink, think again, think differently, think twice

      informal

      get cold feet

    have a heart

      ‘have a heart—this is my last chance’

      SYNONYMS

      be compassionate, be kind, be merciful, be lenient, be sympathetic, be considerate, take pity, have mercy

    heart and soul

      ‘they had committed themselves heart and soul to the project’

      SYNONYMS

      wholeheartedly, enthusiastically, eagerly, zealously, unreservedly, absolutely, thoroughly, completely, entirely, fully, totally, utterly, body and soul, to the hilt, with open arms, one hundred per cent, all the way

      heart
    in one's heart of hearts

      ‘deep down, in my heart of hearts, I still feel the same’

      SYNONYMS

      inwardly, inside, internally, within, deep within, at heart, in one's mind, to oneself

      privately, secretly, confidentially

    set one's heart on

      ‘Marilyn had set her heart on white satin and four bridesmaids’

      SYNONYMS

      want desperately, wish for, desire, long for, yearn for, be consumed with desire for, hanker after, hanker for, ache for, hunger for, thirst for, lust after, lust for, sigh for, burn for, itch for, be dying for, die for

      ‘she had set her heart on going to college’

      See set
    take heart

      ‘Mary took heart from the encouragement handed out’

      SYNONYMS

      be encouraged, be heartened, be comforted, derive comfort, derive satisfaction

      cheer up, brighten up, perk up, liven up, become livelier, revive

      informal

      buck up

      ANTONYMS

      lose heart

    with one's heart in one's mouth

      ‘she watched with her heart in her mouth as the plane lost height’

      SYNONYMS

      in alarm, in fear, fearfully, with apprehension, apprehensively, on edge, in a state of agitation, in a state of nerves, in fear and trembling, with trepidation, in suspense, in a cold sweat, with bated breath, on tenterhooks, with one's stomach in knots

      informal

      with butterflies in one's stomach, in a state, in a stew, all of a dither, in a sweat

      British informal

      having kittens

      North American informal

      in a twit

      British vulgar slang

      shitting bricks, bricking oneself

      dated

      overstrung