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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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 man; 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 heartier
      See hearty

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 hearty
      adj 1: showing warm and heartfelt friendliness; "gave us a cordial
             reception"; "a hearty welcome" [syn: cordial]
      2: providing abundant nourishment; "a hearty meal"; "good solid
         food"; "ate a substantial breakfast" [syn: satisfying, solid,
          substantial]
      3: endowed with or exhibiting great bodily or mental health; "a
         hearty glow of health" [syn: full-blooded, lusty, red-blooded]
      4: consuming abundantly and with gusto; "a hearty (or healthy)
         appetite"
      5: without reservation; "hearty support"
      [also: heartiest, heartier]