- 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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Examples from the Web for heartiness
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
But at the moment he was all heartiness and good-fellowship.The Moon and Sixpence
W. Somerset Maugham
- 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
Word Origin and History for heartiness
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Idioms and Phrases with heartiness
see hale and hearty.
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