heartsome

[hahrt-suh m]
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adjective Chiefly Scot.

giving cheer, spirit, or courage: a heartsome wine.
cheerful; spirited.

Nearby words

  1. hearts,
  2. hearts and flowers,
  3. heartsease,
  4. heartsick,
  5. heartsink,
  6. heartsomely,
  7. heartsore,
  8. heartstopper,
  9. heartstrings,
  10. heartthrob

Origin of heartsome

First recorded in 1560–70; heart + -some1

Related formsheart·some·ly, adverbheart·some·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for heartsome

heartsome

adjective mainly Scot

cheering or encouragingheartsome news
gay; cheerful
Derived Formsheartsomely, adverbheartsomeness, noun

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