Definition of heartiness noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈhɑːtinəs//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈhɑːrtinəs//
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  1. 1the act of showing friendly feelings for somebody The guests arrived and shook hands with great heartiness.
  2. 2(sometimes disapproving) the quality of being loud, cheerful and full of energy The hymn was sung with the usual heartiness.
  3. 3the quality in a meal of being large and making you feel full; the quality in somebody's appetite (1) of being large The cuisine combines the finesse of French cooking with the heartiness of German food.
  4. 4the quality of showing strong feeling about something The applause was magnificent in its spontaneity and heartiness.