Share this entry

at heart

Definition of at heart in English:

In one’s real nature, in contrast to how one may appear: he’s a good lad at heart
More example sentences
  • He was a strong and rugged elf who could often appear aggressive, but was truly kind and noble at heart.
  • The truth is, I am a hopeless romantic at heart and nothing will change that.
  • He was a kind and gentle man who remained young at heart to the end.
really, actually, truly, in fact, in truth;
Frenchau fond
informalwhen you get right down to it
See parent entry: heart

Definition of at heart in:

Share this entry


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources