- warm-hearted; affectionate; cordial; jovial: a hearty welcome.
- genuine; sincere; heartfelt: hearty approval; hearty dislike.
- completely devoted; wholehearted: hearty support.
- exuberant; unrestrained: hearty laughter.
- violent; forceful: a hearty push; a hearty kick.
- physically vigorous; strong and well: hale and hearty.
- substantial; abundant; nourishing: a hearty meal.
- enjoying or requiring abundant food: a hearty appetite.
- (of soil) fertile.
- a brave or good fellow, especially with reference to a shipmate.
- a sailor.
Origin of hearty
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London for the stranger has a steady-going, hearty hospitality.The Spenders
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He swept her into his arms, and his lips met hers in a hearty caress.Within the Law
Mr. Roberts threw back his head and laughed,—a genial, hearty laugh.Ester Ried Yet Speaking
"I wish no better," said he, with a pringling in the eyes at this hearty greeting.The White Company
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- warm and unreserved in manner or behaviour
- vigorous and enthusiastica hearty slap on the back
- sincere and heartfelthearty dislike
- healthy and strong (esp in the phrase hale and hearty)
- substantial and nourishing
- a comrade, esp a sailor
- a vigorous sporting mana rugby hearty
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Word Origin and History for hearty
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Idioms and Phrases with hearty
see hale and hearty.
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