adjective \ˈhär-tē\

: done or expressed in a very open, cheerful, and energetic way

: strong, healthy, and active

: large enough to satisfy hunger


Full Definition of HEARTY

a :  giving unqualified support <a hearty endorsement>
b :  enthusiastically or exuberantly cordial :  jovial
c :  expressed unrestrainedly
a :  exhibiting vigorous good health
b (1) :  having a good appetite
(2) :  abundant, rich, or flavorful enough to satisfy the appetite
:  vigorous, vehement <a hearty pull>
heart·i·ness noun

Examples of HEARTY

  1. He gave us all a hearty welcome.
  2. hearty young men and women
  3. His grandmother remains hale and hearty in her old age.

First Known Use of HEARTY

14th century

Synonym Discussion of HEARTY

sincere, wholehearted, heartfelt, hearty, unfeigned mean genuine in feeling. sincere stresses absence of hypocrisy, feigning, or any falsifying embellishment or exaggeration <a sincere apology>. wholehearted suggests sincerity and earnest devotion without reservation or misgiving <promised our wholehearted support>. heartfelt suggests depth of genuine feeling outwardly expressed <expresses our heartfelt gratitude>. hearty suggests honesty, warmth, and exuberance in displaying feeling <received a hearty welcome>. unfeigned stresses spontaneity and absence of pretense <her unfeigned delight at receiving the award>.

Rhymes with HEARTY


plural heart·ies

Definition of HEARTY

:  a hearty fellow; also :  sailor

Examples of HEARTY

  1. <gather round me hearties, and I'll tell you a sea tale that'll shiver your timbers for sure>

First Known Use of HEARTY


Rhymes with HEARTY

HEARTIER Defined for Kids


adjective \ˈhär-tē\

Definition of HEARTY for Kids

:  friendly and enthusiastic <a hearty welcome>
:  strong, healthy, and active <hearty young men>
:  having a good appetite <hearty eaters>
:  large and plentiful <a hearty meal>
heart·i·ness noun


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