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  • 1 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;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 hearty — [härt′ē] adj. heartier, heartiest [ME herti: see HEART & Y3] 1. extremely warm and friendly; most genial or cordial [a hearty welcome] 2. enthusiastic; wholehearted [hearty cooperation] 3 …

    English World dictionary

  • 3 hearty — [adj1] energetic, enthusiastic affable, animated, ardent, avid, back slapping*, cheerful, cheery, cordial, deep, deepest, deep felt, devout, eager, earnest, ebullient, effusive, exuberant, frank, friendly, gay, generous, genial, genuine, glad,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 4 Hearty — Heart y, n.; pl. {Hearties} (h[aum]rt [i^]z). Comrade; boon companion; good fellow; a term of familiar address and fellowship among sailors. Dickens. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 hearty — index fervent, powerful, zealous Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 6 hearty — late 14c., courageous; spirited, zealous; also loyal, faithful; sagacious, wise, from HEART (Cf. heart) + Y (Cf. y) (2). Related: Heartiness …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7 hearty — heartfelt, *sincere, unfeigned, wholehearted, whole souled Analogous words: warm, warmhearted, responsive (see TENDER): *deep, profound: exuberant, *profuse Antonyms: hollow …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 8 hearty — ► ADJECTIVE (heartier, heartiest) 1) enthusiastic and friendly. 2) strong and healthy. 3) (of a feeling or opinion) heartfelt. 4) (of a meal) wholesome and substantial. DERIVATIVES heartiness noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 hearty — heartiness, n. /hahr tee/, adj., heartier, heartiest, n., pl. hearties. adj. 1. warm hearted; affectionate; cordial; jovial: a hearty welcome. 2. genuine; sincere; heartfelt: hearty approval; hearty dislike. 3. completely devoted; wholehearted:… …

    Universalium

  • 10 hearty — [[t]hɑ͟ː(r)ti[/t]] heartier, heartiest 1) ADJ GRADED Hearty people or actions are loud, cheerful, and energetic. Wade was a hearty, bluff, athletic sort of guy... He gave a hearty laugh. Syn: jovial Derived words: heartily ADV GRADED …

    English dictionary

  • 11 hearty — heart•y [[t]ˈhɑr ti[/t]] adj. heart•i•er, heart•i•est, 1) warm hearted; cordial: a hearty welcome[/ex] 2) genuine; sincere; heartfelt: hearty dislike[/ex] 3) completely devoted; wholehearted: hearty support[/ex] 4) exuberant; unrestrained: hearty …

    From formal English to slang

  • 12 hearty — /ˈhati / (say hahtee) adjective (heartier, heartiest) 1. warm hearted; affectionate; cordial; friendly: a hearty welcome. 2. heartfelt; genuine; sincere: hearty approval; hearty dislike. 3. enthusiastic or zealous; vigorous: a hearty laugh. 4.… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 13 hearty — UK [ˈhɑː(r)tɪ] / US [ˈhɑrtɪ] adjective Word forms hearty : adjective hearty comparative heartier superlative heartiest 1) friendly and enthusiastic, sometimes in a slightly annoying way a hearty laugh/handshake 2) a hearty meal is large 3) formal …

    English dictionary

  • 14 hearty — adjective a) Pertaining to, or proceeding from, the heart; warm; cordial; bold; zealous; sincere; willing; also, energetic; active; eager; …

    Wiktionary

  • 15 hearty — adjective 1) a hearty character Syn: exuberant, jovial, ebullient, cheerful, uninhibited, effusive, lively, loud, animated, vivacious, energetic, spirited, dynamic, enthusiastic, eager; warm, cordial …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 16 hearty — adjective 1) a hearty character Syn: exuberant, jovial, ebullient, cheerful, lively, loud, animated, vivacious, energetic, spirited 2) hearty congratulations Syn: wholehearted …

    Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • 17 hearty — I. adjective (heartier; est) Date: 14th century 1. a. giving unqualified support < a hearty endorsement > b. enthusiastically or exuberantly cordial ; jovial c. expressed unrestrainedly 2 …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 18 hearty — heart|y [ˈha:ti US ˈha:rti] adj 1.) happy and friendly and usually loud ▪ a hearty laugh 2.) old fashioned strong and healthy →hale and hearty at ↑hale 3.) a hearty meal is very large 4.) especially BrE with a friendly, noisy, an …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 hearty — heart|y [ harti ] adjective 1. ) friendly and enthusiastic, sometimes in a slightly annoying way: a hearty laugh/handshake 2. ) a hearty meal is large 3. ) FORMAL hearty feelings are sincere and you feel them strongly …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20 hearty — adjective 1 cheerfully friendly: a hearty laugh 2 old fashioned strong and healthy see also: hale and hearty hale 3 a hearty meal is very large 4 especially BrE with a friendly, noisy and cheerful manner that is not sincere heartiness noun (U)… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English