In this weekly post, we bring more useful content from the Macmillan Dictionary to English language learners. In this series of language tips to accompany the Real Vocabulary theme we look at how you can expand your vocabulary in English by using different words and expressions instead of core vocabulary items.
This set of language tips will explore the words and phrases we use to talk about feelings. This week’s tip looks at adjectives used for describing things that make someone feel happy:
joyful causing happy feelings:
a joyful occasion ♦ The musical is a joyful celebration of the power of love.
satisfying making you feel pleased or happy:
a very satisfying result ♦ The film builds to a highly satisfying conclusion.
cheering making you feel happier and less worried:
This is very cheering news.
heartening making you feel happier and more hopeful, especially because a problem has been resolved:
It is heartening to see that our efforts are meeting with success.
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