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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hearty  \Heart"y\,  a.  [Compar.  {Heartier};  superl.  {Heartiest}.] 
  1.  Pertaining  to  or  proceeding  from  the  heart;  warm; 
  cordial;  bold;  zealous;  sincere;  willing;  also  energetic; 
  active;  eager;  as  a  hearty  welcome;  hearty  in  supporting 
  the  government. 
 
  Full  of  hearty  tears  For  our  good  father's  loss 
  --Marston. 
 
  2.  Exhibiting  strength;  sound;  healthy;  firm;  not  weak;  as  a 
  hearty  timber. 
 
  3.  Promoting  strength;  nourishing;  rich;  abundant;  as  hearty 
  food;  a  hearty  meal. 
 
  Syn:  Sincere;  real;  unfeigned;  undissembled  cordial; 
  earnest;  warm;  zealous;  ardent;  eager;  active;  vigorous. 
 
  Usage:  {Hearty},  {Cordial},  {Sincere}.  Hearty  implies  honesty 
  and  simplicity  of  feelings  and  manners;  cordial  refers 
  to  the  warmth  and  liveliness  with  which  the  feelings 
  are  expressed;  sincere  implies  that  this  expression 
  corresponds  to  the  real  sentiments  of  the  heart.  A  man 
  should  be  hearty  in  his  attachment  to  his  friends, 
  cordial  in  his  reception  of  them  to  his  house,  and 
  sincere  in  his  offers  to  assist  them 




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