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heartache

[ hahrt-eyk ]
/ ˈhɑrtˌeɪk /
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noun

emotional pain or distress; sorrow; grief; anguish.

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Origin of heartache

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

OTHER WORDS FROM heartache

heartaching, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for heartache

  • At the end of that time I shall have finished my reading—yes, we will do it, and this heartaching will be over.

British Dictionary definitions for heartache

heartache
/ (ˈhɑːtˌeɪk) /

noun

intense anguish or mental suffering
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