- emotional pain or distress; sorrow; grief; anguish.
Origin of heartache
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Examples from the Web for heartaching
At the end of that time I shall have finished my reading—yes, we will do it, and this heartaching will be over.The Return of the Native
- intense anguish or mental suffering
Word Origin and History for heartaching
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