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Adjective: heartening  haa(r)-tu-ning
  1. Cheerfully encouraging
    "The freshness of Spring is heartening to any community";
    - inspiriting
Verb: hearten  haa(r)-t(u)n
  1. Give encouragement to
    "If we do indulge in peace discussion, they tell us, we shall merely hearten the enemy";
    - cheer, recreate, embolden

See also: encouraging

Type of: encourage

Antonym: dishearten