\ ˈhär-tē How to pronounce hearty (audio) \
heartier; heartiest

Definition of hearty

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1a : giving unqualified support a hearty endorsement
b : enthusiastically or exuberantly cordial : jovial had a bluff and hearty bearing, but he was a rogue— Ross Annett
c : expressed unrestrainedly a hearty welcome exchanged hearty handshakes
2a : exhibiting vigorous good health hearty young men and women
b(1) : having a good appetite a hearty eater
(2) : abundant, rich, or flavorful enough to satisfy the appetite hearty vegetable soup
3 : vigorous, vehement a hearty pull


plural hearties

Definition of hearty (Entry 2 of 2)

: a hearty fellow also : sailor the albatross mocked by the hearties— Stephen Spender

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heartiness noun

Synonyms & Antonyms for hearty

Synonyms: Adjective

Synonyms: Noun

Antonyms: Adjective

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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

Examples of hearty in a Sentence

Adjective He gave us all a hearty welcome. hearty young men and women His grandmother remains hale and hearty in her old age. Noun gather round me hearties, and I'll tell you a sea tale that'll shiver your timbers for sure
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Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective Daddy Buck started each workday at the kitchen table reading the local newspaper while eating a hearty breakfast of grits, scrambled eggs, toast, bacon or sausage — all washed down with instant coffee. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Commentary: ‘I owe it all to my grandparents’," 11 Oct. 2020 Quiche is a hearty and flavorful menu item that can be served warm or at room temperature and is a great way to bring in seasonal flavors. Kristen Massad, Dallas News, "3 classic apple recipes to try this fall, from deep dish pie to quiche," 8 Oct. 2020 Here, the flatbread acts more or less as toast, but with a superior flavor, on which to enjoy a hearty meal of steak and a fried egg. Tribune News Service, cleveland, "Flatbreads let your creativity flow," 6 Oct. 2020 Former Pittsburgh catcher Elias Díaz came to the Rockies with a hearty recommendation from former Pirates and Rockies manager Clint Hurdle. Patrick Saunders, The Denver Post, "Jeff Hoffman’s new delivery faces test in Rockies’ Cactus League opener," 19 Feb. 2020 Hash Kitchen is known for its hearty breakfast selections, plus an over-the-top, build-your-own bloody mary bar. Priscilla Totiyapungprasert, The Arizona Republic, "Brunch, ice cream and cake: 7 new restaurants and sweet shops coming to the West Valley," 2 Oct. 2020 But the cravings for hearty German food the local event represents continue, along with the yearnings for some down time in the nice fall weather, and maybe a chance to dust off the dirndls again. Ian Mcnulty | Staff Writer, NOLA.com, "With Oktoberfest canceled, here's where to find a German feast around New Orleans," 1 Oct. 2020 All of Subway's heated sandwich bread options — white bread, Italian, nine-grain wheat, honey oat, Italian herbs and cheese, nine-grain multiseed and hearty Italian — have sugar contents of 10 percent. Stefan Sykes, NBC News, "Subway's sandwich bread isn't legally bread, Irish court rules," 1 Oct. 2020 However, pastrami also traditionally goes through a hardwood smoking process with a hearty dry rub that produces a distinguished bark in the same school as a classic Texas style brisket. Chuck Blount, ExpressNews.com, "Chuck’s Food Shack: How to make your own DIY pastrami at home — it takes 5 days," 28 Sep. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun What’s next for Wallen, after his party-hearty time in Tuscaloosa? Mary Colurso | Mcolurso@al.com, al, "See Morgan Wallen living it up with fans in Tuscaloosa after Bama game," 5 Oct. 2020 Over two weekends in August, the Union-Tribune watched hundreds of them roaming without masks, especially in the party-hearty section of the College Area neighborhood. Gary Robbins, San Diego Union-Tribune, "UC San Diego trying to avoid the coronavirus chaos that has upended SDSU," 20 Sep. 2020 That could explain why party-hearty South Florida, both hot and humid, has experienced a serious outbreak. Peter Krouse, cleveland, "Beware: Fall and winter could be a friend to COVID-19, experts say," 31 Aug. 2020 These are the ones who refuse to wear masks, hold mass mask burnings, who party hearty, who flaunt the law, who spit on children who are wearing masks. Nick Canepa Columnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column: Kudos to the Mighty 67 who have opted out of the NFL season," 8 Aug. 2020 But there are other ways to get a similar hearty, starchy bite into your favorite recipe. Linnea Covington, The Know, "Out of eggs, rice, garlic or flour? Here are some common swaps for cooking staples.," 26 Mar. 2020 This hearty, meat-free sandwich is an ode to traditional Louisiana cuisine. Maya Wong, Sunset Magazine, "Stuck Inside? Time to Try a Recipe From These 10 Popular Cookbooks," 12 Mar. 2020 And even though there are almost too many hunks of fork-tender potatoes (which might be cubed or sliced depending on my mood), their presence is part of what makes this soup a hearty, filling meal that's perfect for rainy days. Lauren Saria, azcentral, "Everything is crazy. This is the soup I always make when times get tough," 15 Mar. 2020 Big Tech’s hearty appetite has given other companies indigestion. Dan Gallagher, WSJ, "Big Tech’s Capital Bills Aren’t Always Telling," 29 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of hearty


14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a


1835, in the meaning defined above

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“Hearty.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hearty. Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of hearty

: done or expressed in a very open, cheerful, and energetic way
: strong, healthy, and active
: large enough to satisfy hunger


\ ˈhär-tē How to pronounce hearty (audio) \
heartier; heartiest

Kids Definition of hearty

1 : friendly and enthusiastic a hearty welcome
2 : strong, healthy, and active hearty young men
3 : having a good appetite hearty eaters
4 : large and plentiful a hearty meal

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heartiness noun

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