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.
- heart·i·ness, noun
- o·ver·heart·i·ness, noun
- o·ver·heart·y, adjective
- quasi-hearty, adjective
- su·per·heart·i·ness, noun
- su·per·heart·y, adjective
- un·heart·y, adjective
- hardy, hearty
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How to use hearty in a sentence
Guests are pretty hearty and they also quarantine six months out of the year because of the weather, but these are the same people that grill outside in the winter and have fire pits in their backyards.A Looming Menace for Restaurants: Winter Is Coming | Brenna Houck | October 15, 2020 | Eater
This annual celebration of Bavarian craft beer, food and lederhosen features hearty fare for the inner bear.
With an above-average size, this pan can hold hearty amounts of soup, sauces, or side dishes.
The people here are just hearty and skilled in so many ways, with tractors, chainsaws, grading, knowing flora and fauna.
Pre-lockdown, I always rewarded myself for going to the gym with a hearty takeout meal immediately afterward.
“Gronkowski” itself never manages to sound more erotic than the name of a hearty Polish stew or a D-list WWE performer.‘A Gronking to Remember’ Speed Read: 8 Naughtiest Bits | Emily Shire | January 7, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
Asked what kind of support he got from rank-and-file Democrats, he paused before replying with a hearty laugh.Repubs Should Take It From Kucinich: Impeachment Isn’t Worth It | Eleanor Clift | December 5, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
On vacation in Crete, Michlin and his wife were looking for a good, hearty meal.
So the question was, how do we design a chip hearty, while keeping it thin?
Such men complain about being seen as “pieces of meat,” but the complaints rarely seem hearty, or fully meant.
Mr. Brown seizes the proffered member, and gives it as hearty a pressure as the publicity of the occasion will permit.Physiology of The Opera | John H. Swaby (AKA "Scrici")
Great preparations had been made, and the success must have been perfect to win so general and hearty a commendation.Glances at Europe | Horace Greeley
He had a red, jolly face, divided unequally by a great black moustache, and his manner was hearty.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol | William J. Locke
The nod of assent was given, and the permission put in force with hearty good will.The Book of Anecdotes and Budget of Fun; | Various
This was a very strong expression of approbation, and an uncommonly hearty welcome from a person of Mr. Sikess temperament.Oliver Twist, Vol. II (of 3) | Charles Dickens
British Dictionary definitions for hearty
warm and unreserved in manner or behaviour
vigorous and enthusiastic: a hearty slap on the back
sincere and heartfelt: hearty dislike
healthy and strong (esp in the phrase hale and hearty)
substantial and nourishing
a comrade, esp a sailor
a vigorous sporting man: a rugby hearty
- heartiness, noun
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Other Idioms and Phrases with hearty
see hale and hearty.
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