adj , heartier, heartiest
1 warm and unreserved in manner or behaviour
2 vigorous and enthusiastic
a hearty slap on the back
3 sincere and heartfelt
4 healthy and strong (esp. in the phrase hale and hearty)
5 substantial and nourishing
6 a comrade, esp. a sailor
7 a vigorous sporting man
a rugby hearty
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