heartsick

[ hahrt-sik ]
/ ˈhɑrtˌsɪk /

adjective

extremely depressed or unhappy.

Origin of heartsick

First recorded in 1520–30; heart + sick1
Related formsheart·sick·en·ing, adjectiveheart·sick·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for heartsick

heartsick

/ (ˈhɑːtˌsɪk) /

adjective

deeply dejected or despondent
Derived Formsheartsickness, noun
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Word Origin and History for heartsick

heartsick


adj.

"despondent," late 14c., from heart + sick. Old English heortseoc meant "ill from heart disease."

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