heartwarming
adjective Date: 1743 inspiring sympathetic feeling ; cheering • heart-warmer noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • heartwarming — heart warm ing, heart warming heart warm ingadj. causing gladness and pleasure; used mostly of the actions of people, and sometimes of animals; as, Is there a sight more heart warming than a family reunion?. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • heartwarming — 1899, from HEART (Cf. heart) + prp. of WARM (Cf. warm) (v.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • heartwarming — [adj] pleasant cheering, encouraging, exhilarating, gladdening, heartening, heartfelt, inspiring, joyous, loving, stirring, sweet; concepts 542,548,572 …   New thesaurus

  • heartwarming — [härt′wôrm΄iŋ] adj. such as to kindle a warm glow of genial feelings …   English World dictionary

  • heartwarming — heart|warm|ing [ hart,wɔrmıŋ ] adjective making you feel happy, usually because other people are being kind: It s really heartwarming to see such generosity. a heartwarming tale …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • heartwarming — UK [ˈhɑː(r)tˌwɔː(r)mɪŋ] / US [ˈhɑrtˌwɔrmɪŋ] adjective making you feel happy, usually because other people are being kind It s really heartwarming to see such generosity. a heartwarming tale …   English dictionary

  • heartwarming — heart•warm•ing [[t]ˈhɑrtˌwɔr mɪŋ[/t]] adj. 1) tenderly moving: a heartwarming story[/ex] 2) gratifying; rewarding: a heartwarming public response to the appeal[/ex] • Etymology: 1895–1900 …   From formal English to slang

  • heartwarming — /hahrt wawr ming/, adj. gratifying; rewarding; satisfying: a heartwarming response to his work. [1895 1900; HEART + WARMING] * * * …   Universalium

  • heartwarming — heart|warm|ing [ˈha:tˌwo:mıŋ US ˈha:rtˌwo:r ] adj making you feel happy because you see other people being happy or kind to each other ▪ a heartwarming sight >heartwarmingly adv …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • heartwarming — adjective making you feel happy because you see other people being happy or kind to each other: a heartwarming sight heartwarmingly adverb …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • heartwarming — adjective tonight s heartwarming episode reunites Dan s family for a memorable Thanksgiving Syn: touching, moving, heartening, stirring, uplifting, pleasing, cheering, gladdening, encouraging, gratifying Ant: distressing …   Thesaurus of popular words

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