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Synonyms of heart in English:


  • 1 my heart stopped beating
    informal ticker
  • 2 he poured out his heart
    emotions, feelings, sentiments;
    love, affection, passion
  • 3 she has no heart
    compassion, sympathy, humanity, feeling(s), fellow feeling, tenderness, softness, empathy, understanding;
    kindness, goodwill
  • 4 they may lose heart
    enthusiasm, keenness, eagerness, spirit, determination, resolve, purpose, courage, nerve, willpower, fortitude
    informal guts, spunk
  • 5 the heart of the city
    center, middle, hub, core, nucleus, eye, bosom
    [Antonyms] edge
  • 6 the heart of the matter
    essence, crux, core, nub, root, gist, meat, marrow, pith, substance, kernel
    informal nitty-gritty
    [Antonyms] peripherals
  • Word links

    cardiac relating to the heart
    cardiology the branch of medicine concerned with the heart
    coronary relating to the arteries of the heart


    after one's own heart
    Lucie was always a girl after my own heart
    like-minded, of the same mind, kindred, compatible, congenial, sharing one's tastes
    informal on the same wavelength
    at heart
    he's a good kid at heart
    really, actually, truly, in fact
    informal when you get right down to it
    by heart
    I know the lyrics by heart
    from memory, down pat, by rote, word for word, verbatim, word-perfect
    do one's heart good
    it does my heart good to see the children getting along
    cheer one (up), please one, gladden one, make one happy, delight one, hearten one, gratify one, make one feel good, give one a lift
    informal tickle someone pink
    eat one's heart out
    Adam will eat his heart out when he hears about Julia's engagement
    pine, long, ache, brood, mope, fret, sigh, sorrow, yearn, agonize;
    grieve, mourn, lament
    from the bottom of one's heart
    everything in that poem I meant from the bottom of my heart
    sincerely, earnestly, fervently, passionately, truly, genuinely, heartily, with all sincerity
    give/lose one's heart to
    so, which young lady have you given your heart to this week?
    fall in love with, fall for, 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
    it seems that the Smiths have had a change of heart about selling their house
    change one's mind, flip-flop, change one's tune, have second thoughts, have a rethink, think again, think twice
    informal get cold feet, do a U-turn, pull a U-ey
    have a heart
    come on, have a heart and let Sandy keep the puppy
    be compassionate, be kind, be merciful, be lenient, be sympathetic, be considerate, have mercy
    heart and soul
    the volunteers were into the campaign heart and soul
    take heart
    your cards and letters helped us to take heart
    be encouraged, be heartened, be comforted;
    cheer up, brighten up, perk up, liven up, revive
    with one's heart in one's mouth
    she slowly made her way down the dark cellar stairs with her heart in her mouth
    in alarm, in fear, fearfully, apprehensively, on edge, with trepidation, in suspense, in a cold sweat, with bated breath, on tenterhooks
    informal with butterflies in one's stomach, in a state, in a stew, in a sweat
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