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heartbroken

[ hahrt-broh-kuhn ]
/ ˈhɑrtˌbroʊ kən /
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adjective
crushed with sorrow or grief.
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Origin of heartbroken

First recorded in 1580–90; heart + broken

OTHER WORDS FROM heartbroken

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 of heartbroken

heartbrokenly, adverbheartbrokenness, noun
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