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heartsome

[ hahrt-suh m ]
/ ˈhɑrt səm /
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adjective Chiefly Scot.

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

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hearts, hearts and flowers, heartsease, heartsick, heartsink, heartsome, heartsomely, heartsore, heartstopper, heartstrings, heartthrob

Origin of heartsome

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

/ (ˈhɑːtsəm) /

adjective mainly Scot

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