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heartsick

[ hahrt-sik ]
/ ˈhɑrtˌsɪk /
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adjective
extremely depressed or unhappy.
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Origin of heartsick

First recorded in 1520–30; heart + sick1

OTHER WORDS FROM heartsick

heart·sick·en·ing, adjectiveheartsickness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for heartsick

heartsick
/ (ˈhɑːtˌsɪk) /

adjective
deeply dejected or despondent

Derived forms of heartsick

heartsickness, noun
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