Hearty Heart"y (h[aum]rt"[y^]), a. [Compar. {Heartier} (h[aum]rt"[i^]*[~e]r); superl. {Heartiest}.] 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. [1913 Webster]

Full of hearty tears For our good father's loss. --Marston. [1913 Webster]

2. Exhibiting strength; sound; healthy; firm; not weak; as, a hearty man; hearty timber. [1913 Webster]

3. Promoting strength; nourishing; rich; abundant; as, hearty food; a hearty meal.

Syn: Sincere; real; unfeigned; undissembled; cordial; earnest; warm; zealous; ardent; eager; active; vigorous.

Usage: {Hearty}, {Cordial}, {Sincere}. Hearty implies honesty and simplicity of feelings and manners; cordial refers to the warmth and liveliness with which the feelings are expressed; sincere implies that this expression corresponds to the real sentiments of the heart. A man should be hearty in his attachment to his friends, cordial in his reception of them to his house, and sincere in his offers to assist them. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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