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English definition of “heartwarming”


adjective     /ˈhɑːtˌwɔː.mɪŋ/ US  /ˈhɑːrtˌwɔːr-/
(especially of an event, action, or story) seeming to be something positive and good and therefore causing feelings of pleasure and happiness: a heartwarming tale of triumph over adversityCausing pleasure
(Definition of heartwarming adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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