heartache

[ hahrt-eyk ]
/ ˈhɑrtˌeɪk /

noun

emotional pain or distress; sorrow; grief; anguish.

Origin of heartache

before 1000; Middle English hert ache, Old English heort ece; see heart, ache

OTHER WORDS FROM heartache

heart·ach·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for heartache

heartache
/ (ˈhɑːtˌeɪk) /

noun

intense anguish or mental suffering
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