The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Hearty \Heart"y\ (h[aum]rt"[y^]), a. [Compar. Heartier
(h[aum]rt"[i^]*[~e]r); 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
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.