hearty

Hearty describes abundant, full, and satisfying things, and lively, strong, and enthusiastic people. A bowl of thick chili with cheese and a glass of milk is hearty. A spoon of water with a grape? Not so hearty.

You can't miss the "heart" in hearty. Words like "wholehearted" and "half-hearted" also have "heart" and are a help in remembering the adjective hearty. If you put your whole heart into anything from walking a dog to saying good morning to your friends, you're hearty and full of life. Something half-hearted is weak and not hearty. A loud laugh that fills a room is very hearty; you can almost feel its fullness. If it comes from the heart and adds well-being and happiness, it's probably hearty.

Primary Meanings of hearty

1.
adj
showing warm and heartfelt friendliness
2.
adj
endowed with or exhibiting great bodily or mental health
Full Definitions of hearty
1

adj showing warm and heartfelt friendliness

“a hearty welcome”
Synonyms:
warm
psychologically warm; friendly and responsive

adj without reservation

hearty support”
Synonyms:
complete
having every necessary or normal part or component or step
2

adj endowed with or exhibiting great bodily or mental health

“a hearty glow of health”
Synonyms:
full-blooded, lusty, red-blooded
healthy
having or indicating good health in body or mind; free from infirmity or disease

adj consuming abundantly and with gusto

“a hearty (or healthy) appetite”
Synonyms:
healthy
having or indicating good health in body or mind; free from infirmity or disease

adj providing abundant nourishment

“a hearty meal”
Synonyms:
satisfying, solid, square, substantial
wholesome
conducive to or characteristic of physical or moral well-being

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