- 1[usually before noun] showing friendly feelings for someone a hearty welcome
- 2(sometimes disapproving) loud, cheerful, and full of energy a hearty and boisterous fellow a hearty voice Her laugh was far too hearty to be genuine.
- 3[only before noun] (of a meal or someone's appetite) large; making you feel full a hearty breakfast to have a hearty appetite
- 4[usually before noun] showing that you feel strongly about something He nodded his head in hearty agreement. Hearty congratulations to everyone involved. a hearty dislike of something Idioms
(especially of an old person) strong and healthy
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