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heartsome

[ hahrt-suhm ]
/ ˈhɑrt səm /
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adjective Chiefly Scot.
giving cheer, spirit, or courage: a heartsome wine.
cheerful; spirited: heartsome lads and lasses.
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Origin of heartsome

First recorded in 1560–70; heart + -some1

OTHER WORDS FROM heartsome

heart·some·ly, adverbheart·some·ness, noun
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How to use heartsome in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for heartsome

heartsome
/ (ˈhɑːtsəm) /

adjective mainly Scot
cheering or encouragingheartsome news
gay; cheerful

Derived forms of heartsome

heartsomely, adverbheartsomeness, noun
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