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heartwarming

[hahrt-wawr-ming] /ˈhɑrtˌwɔr mɪŋ/
adjective
1.
gratifying; rewarding; satisfying:
a heartwarming response to his work.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900; heart + warming
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Examples from the web for heartwarming
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  • The story this fish out of water tells about working and living with locals is both funny and heartwarming.
Word Origin and History for heartwarming
adj.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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