heartbroken

[ hahrt-broh-kuh n ]
/ ˈhɑrtˌbroʊ kən /

adjective

crushed with sorrow or grief.

Origin of heartbroken

First recorded in 1580–90; heart + broken

Related forms

heart·bro·ken·ly, adverbheart·bro·ken·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for heartbroken

heartbroken

/ (ˈhɑːtˌbrəʊkən) /

adjective

suffering from intense grief

Derived Forms

heartbrokenly, adverbheartbrokenness, noun
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