heart·​i·​ly ˈhär-tə-lē How to pronounce heartily (audio)
: in a hearty manner
: with all sincerity : wholeheartedly
: with zest or gusto
: wholly, thoroughly
heartily sick of all this talk

Examples of heartily in a Sentence

I heartily recommend the movie. I'm heartily sick of their complaints.
Recent Examples on the Web These began with a 1951 drive south from the U.S.-Mexico border to Managua, Nicaragua, where they were heartily greeted by the country’s president. Steven Melendez, Smithsonian Magazine, 15 May 2024 The committee chair, Democratic Assemblymember Chris Ward of San Diego, was among several committee members and people testifying who heartily endorsed the bill. Michael Smolens, San Diego Union-Tribune, 12 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for heartily 

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of heartily was in the 14th century

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“Heartily.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heartily. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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heart·​i·​ly ˈhärt-ᵊl-ē How to pronounce heartily (audio)
: with sincerity, goodwill, or enthusiasm
set to work heartily
eat heartily
: in a cheerful manner
make a guest heartily welcome
: in a complete or thorough manner
heartily sick of their complaints

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