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[hahrt-wawr-ming] /ˈhɑrtˌwɔr mɪŋ/
gratifying; rewarding; satisfying:
a heartwarming response to his work.
Origin of heartwarming
1895-1900; heart + warming Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • 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
  • 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.

Word Origin and History for heartwarming

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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