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hearty

adjective uk   /ˈhɑː.ti/ us    /ˈhɑːr.t̬i/

hearty adjective (ENTHUSIASTIC)

enthusiastic, energetic, and often loudly expressed: a hearty welcome a hearty laughExcited, interested and enthusiastic

hearty adjective (LARGE)

large or (especially of food) in large amounts: We ate a hearty breakfast before we set off. She's got a hearty appetite (= she eats a lot).Big and quite bigEnormous old-fashioned very great: She has a hearty dislike of any sort of office work.Big and quite bigEnormous
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