heartsome

[hahrt-suh m]

Origin of heartsome

First recorded in 1560–70; heart + -some1
Related formsheart·some·ly, adverbheart·some·ness, noun
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heartsome

adjective mainly Scot
  1. cheering or encouragingheartsome news
  2. gay; cheerful
Derived Formsheartsomely, adverbheartsomeness, noun
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