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(See the entry for hearty in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)
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- Rhymes: -ɑː(r)ti
- warm and cordial towards another person
a hearty welcome; hearty in supporting the government.
- c. 1603, John Marston, The Malcontent, Act IV, scene I:
- We, full of hearty tears / For our good father's loss
1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 5, in The Celebrity:
- Then we relapsed into a discomfited silence, and wished we were anywhere else. But Miss Thorn relieved the situation by laughing aloud, and with such a hearty enjoyment that instead of getting angry and more mortified we began to laugh ourselves, and instantly felt better.
- energetic, active or eager
- Exhibiting strength; firm
a hearty handshake; a hearty timber
- Promoting strength; nourishing.
hearty food; a hearty meal
- sincere; real; unfeigned; undissembled; cordial; earnest; warm; zealous; ardent; eager; active; vigorous.
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hearty (plural hearties)