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hearty adj
1 showing warm and heartfelt friendliness; "gave us a cordial reception"; "a hearty welcome" [syn: cordial]
2 providing abundant nourishment; "a hearty meal"; "good solid food"; "ate a substantial breakfast" [syn: satisfying, solid, substantial]
3 endowed with or exhibiting great bodily or mental health; "a hearty glow of health" [syn: full-blooded, lusty, red-blooded]
4 consuming abundantly and with gusto; "a hearty (or healthy) appetite"
5 without reservation; "hearty support" [also: heartiest, heartier]

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Adjective

  1. Pertaining to, or proceeding from, the heart; warm; cordial; bold; zealous; sincere; willing; also, energetic; active; eager; as, a hearty welcome; hearty in supporting the government.
    Full of hearty tears For our good father's loss. Marston.
  2. Exhibiting strength; sound; healthy; firm; not weak; as, a hearty timber.
  3. Promoting strength; nourishing; rich; abundant; as, hearty food; a hearty meal.

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Synonyms

  • sincere; real; unfeigned; undissembled; cordial; earnest; warm; zealous; ardent; eager; active; vigorous.

Noun

  1. : Comrade; boon companion; good fellow; -- a term of familiar address and fellowship among sailors. Dickens.

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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