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.

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Savanna heartily welcomes them at the Iron Horse Social Club and Hawg Dogs, both along Main Street. Ted Cox, Chicago Reader, "Leave the flatlands behind in Savanna and Galena, along the bluffs of the mighty Mississippi," 30 May 2018 But they were not welcomed by South Koreans as heartily as the two governments had hoped. Choe Sang-hun, New York Times, "North Korea Cancels Pre-Olympic Event, Blaming South Korean Media," 29 Jan. 2018 Of the four manufacturers to commit to the DPi category, Cadillac has embraced it the most heartily. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "The Petit Le Mans: More proof we’re in a golden age for sportscar racing," 18 Oct. 2018 The Jane Austen Foundation is organized and supported by a committee of ardent volunteers who strive to uphold the standards which Miss Austen would heartily approve of. Jan Lugenbuhl, NOLA.com, "Austen lovers gear up for Literary Festival," 25 Apr. 2018 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

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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 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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a strong desire or propensity

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