(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. comrade; sailor, tar. See friend, navigation. —adj. sturdy, robust, strong, well, vigorous, healthy; friendly, cordial; substantial. See feeling, health.
(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Cordial]
Syn. warm, zealous, sincere, cheery, cheerful, jovial, wholehearted, neighborly, well-meant, vivacious, gay, animated, jolly, ardent, genial, fervid, zestful, glowing, enthusiastic, genuine, avid, deepest, passionate, frank, glad, deep, intense, exuberant, profuse, eager, unalloyed, effusive, gushing, devout, deep-felt, unfeigned, unrestrained, fervent, warmhearted, authentic, amicable, heartwarming, impassioned, heartfelt, brotherly, responsive; see also friendly 1 , happy 1 , 2 .
Ant. false*, mock, sham.
2. [Healthy]
Syn. good, lively, full; see healthful .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
1. warm friendly, genial, cordial, affectionate, jovial, enthusiastic, wholehearted, passionate, unrestrained, effusive.
2. strong healthy, robust, hardy, vigorous, sturdy, energetic, stout, *in fine fettle.
ANT.: 1. cool, reserved, restrained, half-hearted. 2. frail, feeble, weak, sickly
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Devoid of any hypocrisy or pretense: genuine, heartfelt, honest, natural, real, sincere, true, unaffected, unfeigned, unmannered. See TRUE. 2. Having good health: fit1, hale, healthful, healthy, right, sound2, well2, whole, wholesome. Idioms: fit as a fiddle, hale and hearty, in fine fettle. See HEALTH.

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