Synonyms of heart in English:

heart


See definition of heart

noun

1‘his heart had stopped beating’

SYNONYMS
ticker

2‘he poured out his heart to me’

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emotions, feelings, sentiments, soul, mind, bosom, breast
love, affection, passion
sympathy, pity, concern, compassion

3‘he has no heart’

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compassion, sympathy, humanity, feeling, feelings, fellow feeling, concern for others, brotherly love, tender feelings, tenderness, empathy, understanding
kindness, kindliness, goodwill, benevolence, humanitarianism

4‘they may lose heart as the work mounts up’

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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’

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centre, central part, middle, hub, core, nucleus, kernel, eye, bosom, navel
ANTONYMS

edge

6‘the heart of the matter’

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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

    at heart

    ‘he's a good lad at heart’


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    basically, fundamentally, essentially, at bottom, deep down, in essence, intrinsically, innately

    really, actually, truly, in fact, in truth

    au fond

    informal

    when you get right down to it

    ANTONYMS

    superficially

    after one's own heart

    ‘he looked like a man after my own heart’


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    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

    ANTONYMS

    dissimilar, unappealing

    do one's heart good

    ‘it did the rector's heart good to see so many at church’


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    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

    ANTONYMS

    sadden

    from the (bottom of one's) heart

    ‘I have told the truth from the bottom of my heart’


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    sincerely, with all one's heart, earnestly, fervently, passionately, truly, truthfully, genuinely, devoutly, heartily, heart and soul, with all sincerity

    by heart

    ‘I know the poem by heart’


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    from memory, off pat, by rote, off by heart, word for word, verbatim, parrot-fashion, word-perfect

    give/lose one's heart to

    ‘he lost his heart to a French girl’


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    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

    in one's heart of hearts

    ‘deep down, in my heart of hearts, I still feel the same’


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    inwardly, inside, internally, within, deep down, deep down inside, deep within, at heart, in one's mind, to oneself

    privately, secretly, confidentially

    have a heart

    ‘have a heart—this is my last chance’


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    be compassionate, be kind, be merciful, be lenient, be sympathetic, be considerate, take pity, have mercy

    take heart

    ‘Mary took heart from the encouragement handed out’


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    be encouraged, be heartened, be comforted, derive comfort, derive satisfaction

    cheer up, brighten up, perk up, liven up, become livelier, revive

    informal

    buck up

    ANTONYMS

    lose heart

    with one's heart in one's mouth

    ‘she watched with her heart in her mouth as the plane lost height’


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    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

    heart and soul

    ‘they had committed themselves heart and soul to the project’


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    wholeheartedly, enthusiastically, eagerly, zealously, unreservedly, absolutely, thoroughly, completely, entirely, fully, totally, utterly, body and soul, to the hilt, with open arms, one hundred per cent, all the way