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English definition of “heartening”

heartening

adjective uk   /ˈhɑː.tən.ɪŋ/ us    /ˈhɑːr.t̬ən-/
making you feel happier and more positive: It was heartening to see so many people at the rally.Encouraging and urging onInspiration and inspiringReassuring
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