heartily

[ hahr-tl-ee ]
/ ˈhɑr tl i /

adverb

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

Nearby words

  1. heartfelt,
  2. heartful,
  3. hearth,
  4. hearthside,
  5. hearthstone,
  6. heartland,
  7. heartless,
  8. heartlessly,
  9. heartrending,
  10. hearts

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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British Dictionary definitions for heartily

heartily

/ (ˈhɑːtɪlɪ) /

adverb

thoroughly or vigorouslyto eat heartily
in a sincere mannerhe congratulated me heartily on my promotion
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Word Origin and History for heartily

heartily

adv.

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

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