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 us   /ˈhɑrt̬·i/
  • hearty adjective (ENTHUSIASTIC)

enthusiastic and strong: a hearty handshake a hearty laugh
  • hearty adjective (LARGE)

[-er/-est only] generous or large: We ate a hearty breakfast before we set off on our hike.
[-er/-est only] Hearty is also used to mean satisfying to the taste: a hearty vegetable soup
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