- despair; disillusionment; devastating sorrow, especially from disappointment in love.
Origin of broken heart
Related Words for broken heartheartache, melancholy, sorrow, poignancy, mourning, grief, heartbreak, hopelessness, misery, anguish, agony, suffering, bitterness, sadness, torment, despair, pang, pain, woe, remorse
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"Of a broken-heart, some of our old nurses told me," replied Oliver: more as if he were talking to himself than answering Noah.Dickens' Stories About Children Every Child Can Read
It is revealed to the king in a dream that his wife is innocent, but she soon dies of a broken-heart.
She died of the fever, too—that's some comfort; had she died of a broken-heart, I could not have forgiven myself.
"Quit twitting a man with his misfortunes," whined Montezuma, of the now broken-heart.