heartwarming

[ hahrt-wawr-ming ]
/ ˈhɑrtˌwɔr mɪŋ /

adjective

gratifying; rewarding; satisfying: a heartwarming response to his work.

Nearby words

  1. heartsomely,
  2. heartsore,
  3. heartstopper,
  4. heartstrings,
  5. heartthrob,
  6. heartwood,
  7. heartworm,
  8. hearty,
  9. heat,
  10. heat barrier

Origin of heartwarming

First recorded in 1895–1900; heart + warming

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British Dictionary definitions for heart-warming

heart-warming

adjective

pleasing; gratifying
emotionally moving
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Word Origin and History for heart-warming

heartwarming

adj.

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

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