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English definition of “heartened”

heartened

adjective [after verb]     /ˈhɑː.tənd/ US  /ˈhɑːr.t̬ənd/
feeling happier and more positive about something: I was heartened to hear reports that the tickets for the show were selling well. We all felt heartened by the news .Reassuring
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