hearty: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (här'tē), [key]
— adj., n., pl. heart•i•er, heart•i•est, heart•ies.
  1. warm-hearted; affectionate; cordial; jovial: a hearty welcome.
  2. genuine; sincere; heartfelt: hearty approval; hearty dislike.
  3. completely devoted; wholehearted: hearty support.
  4. exuberant; unrestrained: hearty laughter.
  5. violent; forceful: a hearty push; a hearty kick.
  6. physically vigorous; strong and well: hale and hearty.
  7. substantial; abundant; nourishing: a hearty meal.
  8. enjoying or requiring abundant food: a hearty appetite.
  9. (of soil) fertile.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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