hearty (comparative heartier, superlative heartiest)
- warm and cordial towards another person
- a hearty welcome; hearty in supporting the government.
- c. 1603, John Marston, The Malcontent, Act IV, scene I:
- We, full of hearty tears / For our good father's loss
- Energetic, active or eager.
- Cheerful, vivacious.
- a hearty man
- Exhibiting strength; firm
- a hearty handshake; a hearty timber
- Promoting strength; nourishing.
- hearty food
- 1927-29, Mahatma Gandhi, The Story of My Experiments with Truth, translated 1940 by Mahadev Desai, Part I, Chapter xiv ↗:
- I launched out in search of a vegetarian restaurant. […] I would trot ten or twelve miles each day, go into a cheap restaurant and eat my fill of bread, but would never be satisfied. During these wanderings I once hit on a vegetarian restaurant in Farringdon Street. The sight of it filled me with the same joy that a child feels on getting a thing after its own heart. Before I entered I noticed books for sale exhibited under a glass window near the door. I saw among them Salt's Plea for Vegetarianism. This I purchased for a shilling and went straight to the dining room. This was my first hearty meal since my arrival in England.
- sincere; real; unfeigned; undissembled; cordial; earnest; warm; zealous; ardent; eager; active; vigorous.
- French: cordial
- German: herzlich, herzhaft
- Italian: di cuore
- Portuguese: cordial
- Russian: душе́вный
- Spanish: cariñoso, de corazón, cordial,
- Russian: кре́пкий
- Spanish: corpulento
- French: copieux
- German: herzhaft, deftig
- Russian: оби́льный
- Spanish: corpulento, nutritivo, rico, integral, completo, balanceado, llenador, contundente
hearty (plural hearties)
- (obsolete or jocular nautical) a term of familiar address and fellowship among sailors.