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Definition of hearty adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    hearty

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//ˈhɑrt̮i//
     
    (heartier, heartiest)
     
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  1. 1[usually before noun] showing friendly feelings for someone a hearty welcome
  2. 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. 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. 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
  5. Idioms
    hale and hearty
     
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    (especially of an old person) strong and healthy
 
noun [uncountable]

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