heart·​i·​ly | \ ˈhär-tə-lē How to pronounce heartily (audio) \

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.
Recent Examples on the Web When Strasburg departed, the crowd of 14,369 at Nationals Park applauded heartily. Rich Dubroff, ajc, 22 May 2021 When Strasburg departed, the crowd of 14,369 at Nationals Park applauded heartily. Rich Dubroff, Star Tribune, 21 May 2021 Barbie and her entourage would heartily approve of fabulously classic Lake Quinault Lodge. BostonGlobe.com, 19 May 2021 Domestic manufacturers, though, argue that the main reason the chip industry has shifted overseas is that Asian countries heartily subsidize their manufacturers. oregonlive, 8 May 2021 Some members of the psychiatric community heartily embraced its use. Rebecca Coffey, Forbes, 5 Apr. 2021 By the end of the long night, both sides openly acknowledged what the world around them already heartily recognized: this was a rivalry. Los Angeles Times, 17 Apr. 2021 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention may not heartily recommend traveling right now, but there’s nothing wrong with dreaming about it. Nerd Wallet, oregonlive, 13 Apr. 2021 If your garden soil has heavy clay soil, then heartily amend it with compost before planting them. Tim Johnson, chicagotribune.com, 10 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of heartily

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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 12 Jun. 2021.

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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 How to pronounce heartily (audio) \

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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