- giving cheer, spirit, or courage: a heartsome wine.
- cheerful; spirited.
Origin of heartsome
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Examples from the Web for heartsome
"Light's heartsome," quo' the wife when she was stealing sheep.The Letters of Robert Burns
But the hope of it in the end is a heartsome convoy in the way.Letters of Samuel Rutherford
Ony way, they were like in spirit; the very look of them was heartsome in a house.Merkland
It is, indeed, a rare and heartsome place to bide in on a summer's day.The Men of the Moss-Hags
S. R. Crockett
I could sit all day and listen to the hearty and heartsome ha!Rosemary and Rue
- cheering or encouragingheartsome news
- gay; cheerful
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