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hearty

heart·y

hearty

 
 
pronunciation:
har ti
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: heartier, heartiest
definition 1: warm-hearted and sincere; friendly.
Please accept my hearty thanks for what you have done.The President received a hearty welcome on his visit.
synonyms:
warm, warm-hearted
antonyms:
hollow
similar words:
affectionate, amicable, cordial, friendly, genial, genuine, heartfelt, neighborly, profuse, sincere, unfeigned, wholehearted
definition 2: vigorous and enthusiastic.
The performance was greeted with hearty applause.A hearty cheer came from the crowd of spectators.The celebration began with a hearty singing of the school song.
synonyms:
animated, ebullient, enthusiastic, exuberant, robust, spirited, unrestrained, vigorous, warm
antonyms:
halfhearted
similar words:
ardent, fervent, irrepressible, passionate, profuse, vehement
definition 3: strong; robust.
Her mother was a hearty woman who was rarely ill.
synonyms:
robust, rugged, sturdy, vigorous
antonyms:
frail, invalid
similar words:
buxom, hale, hardy, healthy, lusty, sound, stalwart, strong, virile
definition 4: very nourishing; substantial.
Before the day's hiking, we ate a hearty breakfast.
synonyms:
ample, substantial
antonyms:
light
similar words:
abundant, filling, goodly, nutritious, sizable, solid
definition 5: of a person's or animal's appetite, large and robust.
The smallest puppy has developed a hearty appetite and is gaining weight well.
synonyms:
robust, sturdy
similar words:
rugged, stout
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part of speech: noun
inflections: hearties
definition: a brave fellow or workmate, esp. a sailor.
It's a job well done, my hearties!
similar words:
colleague, fellow, mate, sailor
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