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Definition of "hearty" []

  • Expressed warmly, exuberantly, and unrestrainedly: a hearty welcome. (adjective)
  • Complete or thorough; unequivocal: hearty support. (adjective)
  • Vigorous; robust: a hearty glow of health. (adjective)
  • Enjoying or requiring much food: a hearty appetite. (adjective)
  • Providing abundant nourishment; substantial: a hearty meal. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "hearty" in a sentence
  • "I doubt if I ever told you that in the old days, when experimenting with the animals, I found that my will -- or brain-power, if you prefer the term -- worked torpidly for a while after meals, although, as you know, I was never what they call a hearty feeder."
  • "She rang for me, to see how I was getting on with my needlework -- and she was what I call hearty, for the first time since"
  • ""Well, that's what I call hearty!" continued the ruffian, following his example."