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1‘a hearty and boisterous character’
exuberant, cheerful, jovial, ebullient, backslapping, unreserved, uninhibited, effusive, lively, loud, animated, vivacious, energetic, spirited, dynamic, enthusiastic, eager
warm, cordial, friendly, affable, amiable, warm-hearted, good natured
2‘he expressed his hearty agreement’
wholehearted, heartfelt, sincere, genuine, real, true, unfeigned, from the heart, complete, total, absolute, thorough
earnest, fervent, ardent, enthusiastic, warm, cordial
3‘a formidably hearty spinster of fifty-five’
robust, healthy, hardy, hale, hale and hearty, fit, flourishing, blooming, spirited, fighting fit, fit as a fiddle, fit as a flea, bursting with health
active, energetic, vigorous, sturdy, strong, sound
British in rude health
informal full of vim
4‘they end each day with a hearty meal’
substantial, ample, sizeable, filling, large, abundant, generous, square, solid
wholesome, nutritious, nourishing, healthy, health-giving, good for one's health
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