Etymology
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hearty (adj.)

late 14c., "courageous; spirited, zealous, from the heart;" also "loyal, faithful; sagacious, wise," from heart (n.) in its broad figurative senses + -y (2). Meaning "affording abundant nourishment" is from 1610s. Related: Heartiness.

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Definitions of hearty

hearty (adj.)
showing warm and heartfelt friendliness;
a hearty welcome
hearty (adj.)
providing abundant nourishment;
a hearty meal
hearty (adj.)
endowed with or exhibiting great bodily or mental health;
a hearty glow of health
Synonyms: full-blooded / lusty / red-blooded
hearty (adj.)
consuming abundantly and with gusto;
a hearty (or healthy) appetite
hearty (adj.)
without reservation;
hearty support
From wordnet.princeton.edu