One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1That makes a person feel glad or cheerful; emotionally uplifting or comforting.
2Full of or characterized by joy, animation, or good spirits; cheerful, merry, lively. Now rare and regional (chiefly Scottish).
Mid 16th century (in an earlier sense). From heart + -some.
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