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Part or all of this page has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.

Pronunciation

Adjective

hearty (comparative heartier, superlative heartiest)

Positive
hearty

Comparative
heartier

Superlative
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.
    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.

Derived terms

Translations

Synonyms

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

Noun

Singular
hearty

Plural
hearties

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

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