Definition of heartily in English:


Line breaks: heart|ily
Pronunciation: /ˈhɑːtɪli


1In a hearty manner: she laughed heartily they dined heartily
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  • He laughed heartily as he kissed her and she eagerly returned his passion.
  • He threw back his head and laughed heartily, for his appetite for football gossip matched his encyclopedic knowledge on the game itself.
  • I found myself chuckling over that, and then laughing heartily.
2 [as submodifier] To a great degree; very (especially with reference to personal feelings): they were heartily sick of the whole subject
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  • And by that time people will be heartily sick and tired of hearing about National's tax cuts.
  • I am heartily sick of people in shops demanding money with no social niceties.
  • I'd be heartily sick of dusty decorations by then, so I've some understanding of the reason behind the withering glance.
Scottish unco;
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
informal , dated devilish
archaic exceeding

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