simple-hearted

See also: simplehearted

EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

simple +‎ hearted

AdjectiveEdit

simple-hearted (comparative more simple-hearted, superlative most simple-hearted)

  1. sincere; ingenuous; guileless
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Sir Walter Scott to this entry?)
    • 2015, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov, →ISBN:
      “My dear friend, above all things I want to behave like a gentleman and to be recognised as such,” the visitor began in an access of deprecating and simple-hearted pride, typical of a poor relation.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for simple-hearted in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)