One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘this development is something that we should heartily welcome’
wholeheartedly, sincerely, genuinely, unfeignedly, warmly, cordially, deeply, profoundly, from the bottom of one's heart, from the heart, with all one's heart, heart and soul
eagerly, enthusiastically, with eagerness, with enthusiasm, zealously, energetically, earnestly, vigorously, ardently, resolutely
with reservations, half-heartedly
2‘they were heartily sick of the whole subject’
very, very much, completely, entirely, totally, absolutely, extremely, thoroughly, fully, decidedly, really, exceedingly, immensely, uncommonly, extraordinarily, most, downright, one hundred per cent
North American quite
informal right, too … for words, seriously, majorly
British informal jolly, ever so, dead, well, fair
North American informal real, mighty, plumb, powerful, way
South African informal lekker
dated, informal devilish
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