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heartily

[hahr-tl-ee] /ˈhɑr tl i/
adverb
1.
in a hearty manner; cordially:
He was greeted heartily.
2.
sincerely; genuinely:
He sympathized heartily with their plight.
3.
without restraint; exuberantly; vigorously:
They laughed heartily.
4.
with a hearty appetite:
The campers ate heartily.
5.
thoroughly; completely:
I'm heartily sick of your complaining.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English hertili. See hearty, -ly
Related forms
overheartily, adverb
quasi-heartily, adverb
superheartily, adverb
unheartily, adverb
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  • No wonder he's laughing ubiquitously and so heartily.
  • The audience, happy to do its part, applauded heartily through numerous curtain calls.
  • Food experts heartily list and promote its delightful qualities.
  • Children patted the dog and kissed him, and several picked up his paws and shook them heartily.
  • Every single point you brought out has been refuted heartily.
  • They had no choice but to giggle, as if heartily amused.
  • They've been feeding heartily on guessing who his characters are.
British Dictionary definitions for heartily

heartily

/ˈhɑːtɪlɪ/
adverb
1.
thoroughly or vigorously: to eat heartily
2.
in a sincere manner: he congratulated me heartily on my promotion
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Word Origin and History for heartily
adv.

c.1300, from hearty + -ly (2).

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