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Synonyms of heart in English:


  • 1 his heart had stopped beating
    informal ticker
  • 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
    informal guts, spunk, grit
    British informal bottle
    vulgar slang balls
  • 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
    informal nitty-gritty
    [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
    informal on the same wavelength
    at heart
    he's a good lad at heart
    [Antonyms] superficially
    really, actually, truly, in fact, in truth;
    French au fond
    informal when 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
    informal give 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
    informal die
    literary repine
    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
    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
    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
    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
    informal buck 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
    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

    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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