brokenhearted

[ broh-kuhn-hahr-tid ]
/ ˈbroʊ kənˈhɑr tɪd /
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adjective

burdened with great sorrow, grief, or disappointment.

Origin of brokenhearted

First recorded in 1520–30
SYNONYMS FOR brokenhearted
Related formsbro·ken·heart·ed·ly, adverbbro·ken·heart·ed·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for broken-hearted

brokenhearted

/ (ˌbrəʊkənˈhɑːtɪd) /

adjective

overwhelmed by grief or disappointment
Derived Formsbrokenheartedly, adverbbrokenheartedness, noun
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Word Origin and History for broken-hearted

broken-hearted


adj.

also brokenhearted, 1520s, from broken + hearted. Related: Broken-heartedly; broken-heartedness.

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