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HEARTY (heartier, heartiest)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does hearty mean? 

HEARTY (adjective)
  The adjective HEARTY has 5 senses:

1. showing warm and heartfelt friendliness
2. providing abundant nourishment
3. endowed with or exhibiting great bodily or mental health
4. consuming abundantly and with gusto
5. without reservation

  Familiarity information: HEARTY used as an adjective is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


HEARTY (adjective)


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Meaning:

Showing warm and heartfelt friendliness

Synonyms:

hearty; cordial

Context examples:

gave us a cordial reception / a hearty welcome

Similar:

warm (psychologically warm; friendly and responsive)


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Meaning:

Providing abundant nourishment

Synonyms:

hearty; satisfying; square; substantial; solid

Context examples:

a hearty meal / good solid food / ate a substantial breakfast / four square meals a day

Similar:

wholesome (conducive to or characteristic of physical or moral well-being)


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Meaning:

Endowed with or exhibiting great bodily or mental health

Synonyms:

red-blooded; full-blooded; lusty; hearty

Context example:

a hearty glow of health

Similar:

healthy (having or indicating good health in body or mind; free from infirmity or disease)


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Meaning:

Consuming abundantly and with gusto

Context example:

a hearty (or healthy) appetite

Similar:

healthy (having or indicating good health in body or mind; free from infirmity or disease)


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Meaning:

Without reservation

Context example:

hearty support

Similar:

complete (having every necessary or normal part or component or step)


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