heartily

adverb
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

Examples of heartily in a Sentence

I heartily recommend the movie. I'm heartily sick of their complaints.
Recent Examples on the Web Regrettably, this lengthy tale is heartily disliked by many readers, with its uninspiring male characters and a (seemingly) weak leading lady. Sarah Schutte, National Review, 7 Aug. 2022 Nothing about these cold noodles is a straight interpretation of familiar naengmyeon in its icy broth, or spicy bibimmyeon or bibimguksu loaded with fresh vegetables and heartily mixed with a gochujang sauce. Hana Asbrink, Bon Appétit, 3 Aug. 2022 Hearing this 23 years later, Maines laughed heartily while Strayer grinned from ear to ear. George Varga, San Diego Union-Tribune, 15 July 2022 Complementing the huge menu that requires 30 to 50 parishioners to prepare starting weeks in advance will be a band and Greek dance troupes – with attendees heartily encouraged to display their own dance steps. George Castle, Chicago Tribune, 11 July 2022 Despite that gloomy outlook, Americans continue to spend heartily. Abha Bhattarai, Anchorage Daily News, 20 May 2022 But the crowd of about 60 LGBTQ leaders, business owners and members of the general public, who’d applauded heartily at the notion of 11-minute DMV wait times, stuck to kitchen-table fare. Laura Vozzella, Washington Post, 11 June 2022 Despite that gloomy outlook, Americans continue to spend heartily. Abha Bhattarai, Anchorage Daily News, 20 May 2022 Despite that gloomy outlook, Americans continue to spend heartily. Abha Bhattarai, Anchorage Daily News, 20 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of heartily

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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13 Aug 2022

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“Heartily.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heartily. Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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More Definitions for heartily

heartily

adverb
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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