Heart-felt vs. Hearty

Heart-felt = (of a feeling or its expression) deeply and strongly felt; sincere.

  • Please accept my heartfelt apologies/thanks.
  • I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to all the fishermen who volunteered in the rescue operation.
  • Louis expressed his heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family.

Hearty = cheerful, spirited, enthusiastic etc( often loudly expressed)

  • Louis extended a hearty welcome to the guests.
  • A hearty laugh/handshake.
  • Hearty congratulations.

(2)  (of food) wholesome and substantial.

  • We ate a hearty breakfast before we set off.

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