heart·i·ly | \ˈhär-tə-lē \

Definition of heartily 

1 : in a hearty manner

2a : with all sincerity : wholeheartedly

b : with zest or gusto

3 : wholly, thoroughly heartily sick of all this talk

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Examples of heartily in a Sentence

I heartily recommend the movie. I'm heartily sick of their complaints.

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So, when Cleveland Browns director of player engagement Ron Brewer presented Haslam with the idea of the social justice summit, the owner heartily agreed. Mike Jones, USA TODAY, "For Browns players and owner Jimmy Haslam, new steps eyed on fight against social injustice," 25 Apr. 2018 Kimmel compared the scenario to a game of musical chairs, something that Streep heartily agreed with. Cady Lang, Time, "Meryl Streep Sets the Record Straight on What Really Happened When Mariah Carey 'Stole' Her Seat," 9 Jan. 2018 Confirmed, and heartily apologized for, on the title track. Spencer Kornhaber, The Atlantic, "Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s Surprise Album Makes Marriage Into a Spectacle," 17 June 2018 Value ☆☆☆ Dim sum items are well priced ($2.95 for a small item and just $4.95 for a large), meaning a big group can eat heartily enough to warrant an afternoon nap for under $15 per person. Kate Washington, sacbee, "Seafood is a real strength at this new dim-sum spot in Sacramento's central city | The Sacramento Bee," 25 May 2018 Top members of both parties heartily applauded Macron after his 50-minute speech, and several rank-and-file members gathered in the well of the House chamber to introduce themselves and offer their congratulations. Karen Deyoung, Washington Post, "French President Macron charms both parties in an impassioned speech to Congress," 25 Apr. 2018 Diaz-Canel, 57, a longtime stalwart of the ruling Communist Party, was heartily endorsed for the role by outgoing President Raul Castro, who has led the country since his brother relinquished the top post 10 years ago. Patrick J. Mcdonnell, latimes.com, "Miguel Diaz-Canel replaces Raul Castro as Cuba's president," 19 Apr. 2018 But that grand spirit from a more emotionally extravagant time was evident at the first of three performances on Saturday in a mixed package that’s still recommended — heartily — to anyone who has ever loved this opera. David Patrick Stearns, Philly.com, "Love 'Tosca'? Philadelphia Orchestra's staging doesn't disappoint," 13 May 2018 Nothing during the regular season indicated the team was anything more than one of the greatest players ever and a collection of inferior sidekicks, but James heartily signed off on the midseason moves to restructure the roster. Benjamin Hoffman, New York Times, "As the Playoffs Begin, the N.B.A.’s Biggest Stars are Going Ring Hunting," 13 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of heartily

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of heartily

: in an enthusiastic and energetic way : in a hearty way

: completely or fully


heart·i·ly | \ˈhär-tə-lē \

Kids Definition of heartily

1 : with sincerity or enthusiasm I agree heartily.

2 : completely I am heartily sick of this arguing.

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