heartening


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heart·en

 (här′tn)
tr.v. heart·ened, heart·en·ing, heart·ens
To give strength, courage, or hope to. See Synonyms at encourage.
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heartening

(ˈhɑːtənɪŋ)
adj
causing cheerfulness; encouraging
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.heartening - cheerfully encouraging
encouraging - giving courage or confidence or hope; "encouraging advances in medical research"
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heartening

adjective
Inspiring confidence or hope:
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Translations

heartening

[ˈhɑːtnɪŋ] ADJalentador
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

heartening

[ˈhɑːrtənɪŋ] adjencourageant(e), réconfortant(e)heart failure n
(= chronic condition) → insuffisance f cardiaque
(= cardiac arrest) → arrêt m du cœur
to suffer heart failure → être victime d'un arrêt cardiaque
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

heartening

adj newsermutigend
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

heartening

[ˈhɑːtnɪŋ] adjincoraggiante
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in classic literature ?
Who lov'th me still?- Give ardent fingers Give heartening charcoal-warmers, Give me, the lonesomest, The ice (ah!
All the way to Russian Peter's we were extravagantly happy, but when we turned back--it must have been about four o'clock-- the east wind grew stronger and began to howl; the sun lost its heartening power and the sky became grey and sombre.
Their other aunt also visited them frequently, and always, as she said, with the design of cheering and heartening them up-- though, as she never came without reporting some fresh instance of Wickham's extravagance or irregularity, she seldom went away without leaving them more dispirited than she found them.
A chorus of encouraging shouts burst out for him, and one brave voice flung out a heartening word for me -- said:
The old life was too hard for such a little thing as you, and we are going to try and make the new one ever so much easier and happier," said Polly, forgetting everything except that this was a girl like herself, who needed heartening up.
Summary: While most people who do good prefer to remain unknown , it is heartening to know that their good deeds serve society.
Summary: Wales [United Kingdom], Aug 10 (ANI): Adventure junkie and host of 'Man vs Wild' Bear Grylls on Saturday reflected on his experience with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and former United States President Barack Obama, and said it was really heartening to see such powerful men standing up for protecting the environment.
"It is heartening to know that the railway means so much to so many people"."
And it was heartening to read that local shops and business all rallied round to help too.
It is heartening that Bank Alfalah, a major bank in Pakistan, has made an immediate self-correction and the bank branch in question now has a brand new and all-correct frontal signage.
FORMER Irish rugby star Alan Quinlan has told how heartening it has been to see the mental health stigma being broken down since he opened up about his own depression.
It was heartening to know that private and governments school students were in fierce competition in scientific experiments.