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[hahrt-wawr-ming] /ˈhɑrtˌwɔr mɪŋ/
gratifying; rewarding; satisfying:
a heartwarming response to his work.
Origin of heartwarming
1895-1900; heart + warming Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • There were nights of wholesome, heart-warming merriment and the singing of old songs.

    The Pioneers Katharine Susannah Prichard
  • With this heart-warming word of approval, they went in to dinner.

    Carolyn of the Corners Ruth Belmore Endicott
  • From Mrs. Pembroke, however, she received only heart-warming assurance of her welcome and her fitness.

    Under the Country Sky Grace S. Richmond
  • It was all beautiful and heart-warming, but it had to be paid for.

    Julia Ward Howe Laura E. Richards
  • But with the new day had arisen, full-grown, the determination born in the moment of midnight heart-warming and inspiration.

  • It is one of the most heart-warming things in the world to get these letters and to answer them.

    Wings and the Child E. [Edith] Nesbit
British Dictionary definitions for heart-warming


pleasing; gratifying
emotionally moving
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for heart-warming



1899, from heart + present participle of warm (v.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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