The word "hearty" is used when someone is cheerful or happily willing to do something. It's a positive adjective. The most common use for this word is in describing a person's ability to consume large amounts of food.
- He has a hearty appetite. (He eats a lot.)
- The victorious team received a hearty welcome from the people of the city.
- They received a hearty round of applause.
- Lawmakers gave their hearty approval to the plans for a new high-speed rail line.
- The mayor of the city won re-election thanks to the hearty turnout by his supporters.
- Hearty lovers of cold weather look forward to sub-zero temperatures during the winter.
The word "heartiness" is a noun.
- The people of that state are known for their heartiness and good nature.
- The glow of the young woman's face radiated her heartiness.
Note: This word is often confused with "hardy." The meanings for both words are very similar, so don't worry if you make a mistake, especially when speaking, because the pronunciation for both words is the same.
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This page was first published on November 8, 2013. It was updated on July 21, 2016.