The word "hearty" is used when someone is cheerful or happily willing to do something. It’s a positive adjective. The most common use for this word is in describing a person’s ability to consume large amounts of food.
The word "heartiness" is a noun.
Note: This word is often confused with "hardy." The meanings for both words are very similar, so don’t worry if you make a mistake, especially when speaking, because the pronunciation for both words is the same.
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This page was first published on November 8, 2013. It was updated on July 21, 2016.