heartful

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

heart +‎ -ful

Noun[edit]

heartful (plural heartfuls or heartsful)

  1. An amount of emotion considered to be present in the heart.
    • 1961, William Edward Burghardt Du Bois, The souls of black folk: essays and sketches
      How many heartfuls of sorrow shall balance a bushel of wheat?