feel-good
adjective Date: 1977 1. relating to or promoting an often specious sense of satisfaction or well-being <
a feel-good reform program that makes no changes
>
2. cheerfully sentimental ; lighthearted <
a feel-good movie
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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