heartily

[ hahr-tl-ee ]
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adverb
  1. in a hearty manner; cordially: He was greeted heartily.

  2. genuinely; sincerely: He sympathized heartily with their plight.

  1. without restraint; exuberantly; vigorously: They laughed heartily.

  2. with a hearty appetite: The campers ate heartily.

  3. completely; thoroughly: I'm heartily sick of your complaining.

Origin of heartily

1
First recorded in 1250–1300, heartily is from the Middle English word hertili; see hearty, -ly

Other words from heartily

  • o·ver·heart·i·ly, adverb
  • qua·si-heart·i·ly, adverb
  • su·per·heart·i·ly, adverb
  • un·heart·i·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for heartily

heartily

/ (ˈhɑːtɪlɪ) /


adverb
  1. thoroughly or vigorously: to eat heartily

  2. in a sincere manner: he congratulated me heartily on my promotion

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