- burdened with great sorrow, grief, or disappointment.
Origin of brokenhearted
First recorded in 1520–30
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heartsick, heartbroken, despondent, dejected.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for brokenhearted
His little son with him is brokenhearted, because he didn't think his father would do anything like that.Mel Brooks’s 11 Favorite Movie Scenes: ‘Psycho’ to ‘Some Like It Hot’
May 20, 2013
On Pushing Daisies, her Olive Snook was lonely, lovesick, and brokenhearted, while still positively hysterical.Kristin Chenoweth on Her Darker Role in ‘Family Weekend’
March 27, 2013
May God bless the memory of the victims and, in the words of Scripture, heal the brokenhearted and bind up their wounds.Obama Chokes Up During Newtown Statement: Full Transcript and Video
The Daily Beast
December 14, 2012
Never had I seen her so brokenhearted, even on the day she smashed the mirror.A Village of Vagabonds
F. Berkeley Smith
It would be idle to paint the misery of this brokenhearted woman.The Life of John of Barneveld, 1614-23, Volume II.
John Lothrop Motley
And there she is, all dragged and bruised and brokenhearted by it.Sweet Cicely
Josiah Allen's Wife: Marietta Holley
And they parted, she all in tears, he brokenhearted, and in anger.The Legend of Ulenspiegel
Charles de Coster
Brokenhearted little Mrs. Ruffed Grouse sat beside her empty nest, with all the broken shells about her.
- overwhelmed by grief or disappointment
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