adjective, heartier, heartiest.
warm-hearted; affectionate; cordial; jovial: a hearty welcome.
genuine; sincere; heartfelt: hearty approval; hearty dislike.
completely devoted; wholehearted: hearty support.
exuberant; unrestrained: hearty laughter.
violent; forceful: a hearty push; a hearty kick.
physically vigorous; strong and well: hale and hearty.
substantial; abundant; nourishing: a hearty meal.
enjoying or requiring abundant food: a hearty appetite.
noun, plural hearties. Archaic.
a brave or good fellow, especially with reference to a shipmate.
Origin: 1350–1400; Middle English herti. Related forms