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  1. in a hearty manner; cordially: He was greeted heartily.
  2. sincerely; genuinely: He sympathized heartily with their plight.
  3. without restraint; exuberantly; vigorously: They laughed heartily.
  4. with a hearty appetite: The campers ate heartily.
  5. thoroughly; completely: I'm heartily sick of your complaining.
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Origin of heartily

First recorded in 1250–1300, heartily is from the Middle English word hertili. See hearty, -ly
Related formso·ver·heart·i·ly, adverbqua·si-heart·i·ly, adverbsu·per·heart·i·ly, adverbun·heart·i·ly, adverb
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  1. thoroughly or vigorouslyto eat heartily
  2. in a sincere mannerhe congratulated me heartily on my promotion
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Word Origin and History for heartily


c.1300, from hearty + -ly (2).

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