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 Chow saw a man walking up to the nurse, heartily waving a flag. Richard Ruelas, azcentral, "'That's the one there': A photo of a protesting nurse in Phoenix goes viral," 24 Apr. 2020 Despite heartily embracing the title of Asian America’s #1 movie dad, Ma never had children of his own. Los Angeles Times, "Tzi Ma is already everyone’s go-to Asian dad. Netflix’s ‘Tigertail’ makes him the star," 12 Apr. 2020 In turn, Barnett heartily approved the Warriors’ choice and offered a very touching TV farewell after the game. Bruce Jenkins, SFChronicle.com, "Somebody tell the NBA that tampering is essential," 2 Nov. 2019 But Trump has been largely dismissive of deficit spending as a political issue, instead offering a message about national identity and racial and cultural grievances that the Republican base has heartily embraced. Alexander Burns, BostonGlobe.com, "Mark Sanford will challenge Trump in Republican primary," 8 Sep. 2019 These plants were heartily commended by Jared Barnes, an assistant professor of horticulture at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Tex. Adrian Higgins, Washington Post, "It’s time to plan the new season’s garden, and it pays to be picky," 11 Mar. 2020 For a few precious hours, the notion will be heartily embraced. Bruce Jenkins, SFChronicle.com, "Games without fans may be a coronavirus necessity, but will be a hollow solution," 31 Mar. 2020 This doubling-down on food waste by world leaders is heartily welcomed. Michael Shank, Time, "We Are Wasting a Massive Amount of Food. Here Are 4 Concrete Ways to Change That," 9 Nov. 2019 Although the prosecution have appealed to take the matter before the Icelandic High Court later this year, the District Court’s decision has been heartily welcomed by the band. Chris Eggertsen, Billboard, "Sigur Ros Cleared on Tax Evasion Charges in Iceland," 15 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of heartily

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Heartily.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heartily. Accessed 12 Jul. 2020.

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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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