Definition of hearty adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈhɑːti//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈhɑːrti//
    (heartier, heartiest) Energetic
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  1. 1[usually before noun] showing friendly feelings for somebody a hearty welcome The Colonel gave me a hearty handshake.
  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. See related entries: Energetic
  3. 3[only before noun] (of a meal or somebody’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 (especially of an old person) strong and healthy More Like This Alliteration in idioms belt and braces, black and blue, born and bred, chalk and cheese, chop and change, done and dusted, down and dirty, in dribs and drabs, eat somebody out of house and home, facts and figures, fast and furious, first and foremost, forgive and forget, hale and hearty, hem and haw, kith and kin, mix and match, part and parcel, puff and pant, to rack and ruin, rant and rave, risk life and limb, short and sweet, signed and sealed, spic and span, through thick and thin, this and that, top and tail, tried and tested, wax and waneSee worksheet.

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