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Origin of brokenhearted

First recorded in 1520–30
Related formsbro·ken·heart·ed·ly, adverbbro·ken·heart·ed·ness, noun

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  1. overwhelmed by grief or disappointment
Derived Formsbrokenheartedly, adverbbrokenheartedness, noun
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