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heartwarming

[hahrt-wawr-ming]
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adjective
  1. gratifying; rewarding; satisfying: a heartwarming response to his work.
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Origin of heartwarming

First recorded in 1895–1900; heart + warming
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Related Words

exhilaratinghearteningheartfeltinspiringstirringcheeringencouragingjoyouslovingsweet

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  • The men went about their tasks with a dash that was heartwarming.

    The Lost Warship

    Robert Moore Williams

  • Surprisingly, it turns out that very few couples have ever done this before, and everyone finds it a heartwarming experience.

  • Whereupon Von Gerhard, after a moment's stiff surprise, gave vent to one of his heartwarming roars.

  • She had been feeling neglected and lonely, and this unexpected friendliness was heartwarming.

    The Beloved Woman

    Kathleen Norris


Word Origin and History for heartwarming

adj.

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

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