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hearty

[hahr-tee] /ˈhɑr ti/
adjective, heartier, heartiest.
1.
warm-hearted; affectionate; cordial; jovial:
a hearty welcome.
2.
genuine; sincere; heartfelt:
hearty approval; hearty dislike.
3.
completely devoted; wholehearted:
hearty support.
4.
exuberant; unrestrained:
hearty laughter.
5.
violent; forceful:
a hearty push; a hearty kick.
6.
physically vigorous; strong and well:
hale and hearty.
7.
substantial; abundant; nourishing:
a hearty meal.
8.
enjoying or requiring abundant food:
a hearty appetite.
9.
(of soil) fertile.
noun, plural hearties. Archaic.
10.
a brave or good fellow, especially with reference to a shipmate.
11.
a sailor.
Origin of hearty
1350-1400
First recorded in 1350-1400, hearty is from the Middle English word herti. See heart, -y1
Related forms
heartiness, noun
overheartiness, noun
overhearty, adjective
quasi-hearty, adjective
superheartiness, noun
superhearty, adjective
unhearty, adjective
Can be confused
hardy, hearty.
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Examples from the Web for heartiness
Historical Examples
  • The wine was brought, and the captain filled the glasses with a seaman's heartiness.

    Homeward Bound James Fenimore Cooper
  • He did not answer immediately, but, when he did, it was with heartiness.

    Cap'n Warren's Wards Joseph C. Lincoln
  • He said it with heartiness and apparent sincerity, but Sears was skeptical.

    Fair Harbor

    Joseph Crosby Lincoln
  • There was no mistaking the heartiness of the hand grasp that caught his.

    Mixed Faces Roy Norton
  • But at the moment he was all heartiness and good-fellowship.

    The Moon and Sixpence W. Somerset Maugham
  • There was nothing of genuine American heartiness in the handshake he gave Frank.

    Frank Merriwell's Pursuit Burt L. Standish
  • Let us all the rather make up now by heartiness for all lost time.

    Heart

    Martin Farquhar Tupper
  • Many a time I have spoken with him at Hendry's gate, and felt the better of his heartiness.

    A Window in Thrums

    J. M. Barrie
  • Hence the heartiness of Beowulf's welcome at Hrothgar's hands.

  • The words were hearty, but they excited no heartiness of response.

    The Mermaid

    Lily Dougall
British Dictionary definitions for heartiness

hearty

/ˈhɑːtɪ/
adjective heartier, heartiest
1.
warm and unreserved in manner or behaviour
2.
vigorous and enthusiastic: a hearty slap on the back
3.
sincere and heartfelt: hearty dislike
4.
healthy and strong (esp in the phrase hale and hearty)
5.
substantial and nourishing
noun (informal)
6.
a comrade, esp a sailor
7.
a vigorous sporting man: a rugby hearty
Derived Forms
heartiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for heartiness

hearty

adj.

late 14c., "courageous; spirited, zealous;" also "loyal, faithful; sagacious, wise," from heart + -y (2). Related: Heartiness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Idioms and Phrases with heartiness

hearty

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