heartbreaking

[ hahrt-brey-king ]
/ ˈhɑrtˌbreɪ kɪŋ /

adjective

causing intense anguish or sorrow.

Nearby words

  1. heart-wrenching,
  2. heartache,
  3. heartbeat,
  4. heartbreak,
  5. heartbreaker,
  6. heartbreakingly,
  7. heartbroken,
  8. heartbrokenly,
  9. heartburn,
  10. heartburning

Origin of heartbreaking

First recorded in 1600–10; heartbreak + -ing2

Related formsheart·break·ing·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for heartbreaking

heartbreaking

/ (ˈhɑːtˌbreɪkɪŋ) /

adjective

extremely sad, disappointing, or pitiful
Derived Formsheartbreakingly, adverb

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