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heartening

adjective

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 having qualities which inspire hope
  • a heartening visit to the hospital, where the patient was alert and sitting up

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3 pointing toward a happy outcome
  • the accomplishments of the first day were a heartening start to our renovation of the house

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heartening

verb
present participle of hearten

Synonyms & Antonyms of heartening (Entry 2 of 2)

to fill with courage or strength of purpose
  • thinking we were hopelessly lost, we were heartened by the sight of a familiar farmhouse

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“Heartening.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/heartening. Accessed 23 Oct. 2020.

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