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Synonyms of heart in English:


  • 1 his heart had stopped beating
  • 2 he poured out his heart to me she captured my heart
    emotions, feelings, sentiments, soul, mind, bosom, breast;
    love, affection, passion;
    sympathy, pity, concern, compassion
  • 3 he has no heart
  • 4 they may lose heart as the work mounts up
    enthusiasm, keenness, eagerness, spirit, determination, resolution, resolve, purpose, courage, backbone, spine, nerve, stomach, will, will power, fortitude, bravery, stout-heartedness
    informalguts, spunk, grit
    British informalbottle
    vulgar slangballs
  • 5 right in the heart of the city
    centre, central part, middle, hub, core, nucleus, kernel, eye, bosom, navel
    [Antonyms] edge
  • 6 the heart of the matter
    essence, quintessence, crux, core, nub, root, gist, meat, marrow, pith, substance, sum and substance, essential part, intrinsic nature, kernel, nucleus
    [Antonyms] peripherals
  • Phrases

    after one's own heart

    he looked like a man after my own heart
    [Antonyms] dissimilar, unappealing
    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
    informalon the same wavelength

    at heart

    he's a good lad at heart
    [Antonyms] superficially
    really, actually, truly, in fact, in truth;
    Frenchau fond
    informalwhen you get right down to it

    by heart

    I know the poem by heart

    do one's heart good

    it did the rector's heart good to see so many at church
    [Antonyms] sadden
    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
    informalgive one a buzz, tickle one pink, buck one up

    eat one's heart out

    I stayed in London, eating my heart out for you
    pine, long, ache, brood, mope, fret, sigh, sorrow, suffer, bleed, yearn, agonize, weep and wail, regret someone's loss/absence;
    grieve, mourn, lament, shed tears;
    be filled with envy

    from the (bottom of one's) heart

    I have told the truth from the bottom of my heart she spoke from the heart
    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
    fall in love with, fall for, become infatuated with, be smitten by
    informalfall 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
    change one's mind, change one's tune, have second thoughts, have a rethink, think again, think differently, think twice
    informalget cold feet

    have a heart

    have a heart—this is my last chance
    be compassionate, be kind, be merciful, be lenient, be sympathetic, be considerate, take pity, have mercy

    in one's heart of hearts

    deep down, in my heart of hearts, I still feel the same
    inwardly, inside, internally, within, deep down (inside), deep within, at heart, in one's mind, to oneself;
    privately, secretly, confidentially

    set one's heart on

    she had set her heart on going to college See set1

    take heart

    Mary took heart from the encouragement handed out
    [Antonyms] lose heart
    be encouraged, be heartened, be comforted, derive comfort, derive satisfaction;
    cheer up, brighten up, perk up, liven up, become livelier, revive
    informalbuck up

    with one's heart in one's mouth

    she watched with her heart in her mouth as the plane lost height
    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
    informalwith butterflies in one's stomach, in a state, in a stew, all of a dither, in a sweat
    British informalhaving kittens
    North American informalin a twit
    British vulgar slangshitting bricks, bricking oneself

    Word links

    cardiac relating to the heart
    cardio- related prefix
    cardiology branch of medicine to do with the heart
    carditis inflammation of the heart
    coronary relating to the arteries of the heart
    cardiophobia fear of heart disease

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