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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 of heartily
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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  • Clausen escaped with a light punishment, for which both Joel and West were heartily glad.

    The Half-Back Ralph Henry Barbour
  • In the meantime, if it be any pleasure to you to know it, I trust you heartily.

    Weighed and Wanting George MacDonald
  • When it is misused, let us abuse it as heartily as we like, and take any possible measures to punish it.

    International Finance Hartley Withers
  • We should heartily wish them to remain, and persuade them to do so.

  • Life is a joke; and when the joke's on me, I laugh as heartily as when it's on the other fellow.

    The Deluge David Graham Phillips
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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