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How is the word hearty distinct from other similar adjectives?

Some common synonyms of hearty are heartfelt, sincere, unfeigned, and wholehearted. While all these words mean "genuine in feeling," hearty suggests honesty, warmth, and exuberance in displaying feeling.

received a hearty welcome

In what contexts can heartfelt take the place of hearty?

While the synonyms heartfelt and hearty are close in meaning, heartfelt suggests depth of genuine feeling outwardly expressed.

expresses our heartfelt gratitude

When might sincere be a better fit than hearty?

The words sincere and hearty are synonyms, but do differ in nuance. Specifically, sincere stresses absence of hypocrisy, feigning, or any falsifying embellishment or exaggeration.

a sincere apology

When would unfeigned be a good substitute for hearty?

The meanings of unfeigned and hearty largely overlap; however, unfeigned stresses spontaneity and absence of pretense.

her unfeigned delight at receiving the award

When could wholehearted be used to replace hearty?

The words wholehearted and hearty can be used in similar contexts, but wholehearted suggests sincerity and earnest devotion without reservation or misgiving.

promised our wholehearted support

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“Hearty.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/hearty. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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