A few bold writers have decided that knowing the difference between hardy vs. hearty doesn’t matter. Such authors are foolhardy, indeed.
Hardy means to be “strong” or “bold.”A hardy person can handle tough conditions. For example: They must be truly hardy folk to survive a Minnesota winter.
Hearty means to “express warmly.” For example: Santa Claus gave a hearty laugh.
A quick tip for remembering the difference: A pirate who survives a sea storm is hardy, but when he later boasts about it, his laugh is hearty.
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