heartbreaking

[ hahrt-brey-king ]
/ ˈhɑrtˌbreɪ kɪŋ /

adjective

causing intense anguish or sorrow.

Origin of heartbreaking

First recorded in 1600–10; heartbreak + -ing2

Related forms

heart·break·ing·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for heartbreaking

heartbreaking

/ (ˈhɑːtˌbreɪkɪŋ) /

adjective

extremely sad, disappointing, or pitiful

Derived Forms

heartbreakingly, adverb
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