heartily

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From Middle English hertely, herteliche, heorteliche, from Old English ġeheortlīċe (whole-heartedly, vigorously), equivalent to hearty +‎ -ly.

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heartily (comparative more heartily, superlative most heartily)

  1. In a hearty manner.
    eat heartily
    greet someone heartily
    • 1887, Harriet W. Daly, Digging, Squatting, and Pioneering Life in the Northern Territory of South Australia, page 166:
      Sometimes he laughed heartily as if he heard some capital joke; by degrees this lessened, and he spoke rapidly, but in very low tones.

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