simple-hearted

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

simple +‎ hearted

Adjective[edit]

simple-hearted ‎(comparative more simple-hearted, superlative most simple-hearted)

  1. sincere; ingenuous; guileless
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Sir Walter Scott to this entry?)
    • 2015, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov, ISBN 6050371881:
      “My dear friend, above all things I want to behave like a gentleman and to be recognised as such,” the visitor began in an access of deprecating and simple-hearted pride, typical of a poor relation.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.