- sorrowful; melancholy; dejected.
Origin of heavy-hearted
Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400
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depressed, sad-hearted, downcast.
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Examples from the Web for heavy-hearted
She was worn, and altered, full of grief, and heavy-hearted; but the same to him.Barnaby Rudge
Be no longer Brian the heavy-hearted; be, as thou ever art, Brian the brave!
And then he called aloud: "Who sings of triumph to Brian the heavy-hearted?"
Then at last he was gone, and she went about her heavy-hearted preparations for the night.Long Live the King
Mary Roberts Rinehart
"I know that I did not tell you the truth," said the heavy-hearted man.Irish Fairy Tales
- sad; melancholy
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