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heartily Line breaks: heart|ily
Pronunciation: /ˈhɑːtɪli/

Definition of heartily in English:


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.
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
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;
French très
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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