Definition of gutted in English:



  • Bitterly disappointed or upset.

    ‘I know how gutted the players must feel’
    • ‘I am well gutted to have to pull out but there will be another opportunity in two years' time and I hope to be able to sign up for that.’
    • ‘I would be gutted if he had to go back; it upsets me just to think about it.’
    • ‘They were gutted when they found out their efforts had been passed over.’
    • ‘Today she is gutted that she has never been invited to take part in one of the most popular reality shows on TV.’
    • ‘My hair is a mess, for having had my hands run through it, and I'm really gutted.’
    • ‘If we think we are gutted, let's just imagine what the players must be feeling like.’
    • ‘Anyone who put all their funds into a technology fund as they peaked with the tax deadline must be gutted.’
    • ‘You're gutted if you're not involved in a league game, never mind a cup final.’
    • ‘She was understood to be gutted after the failed audition in London and both her and mum Wendy leave in tears.’
    • ‘I was gutted about it, to say the least.’
    • ‘I am very upset and basically gutted for Philip, his partner and two young children.’
    • ‘I was really gutted about loosing out but another one will be along soon!’
    • ‘Another employee was also left gutted by the bombshell news and is now scouring the job market.’
    • ‘I was gutted to leave, but being based in Kent, it was a five hour drive home.’
    • ‘I remember phoning him on the morning when the initial squad was announced and he was absolutely gutted.’
    • ‘He didn't get into art school, and was gutted at the time, though it's all worked out lovely now.’
    • ‘I'm feeling a bit gutted, we've wanted to marry for a while now and it's been one draw back after another.’
    • ‘But I was gutted for a second as the plane took off to realise my dad hadn't turned up at the airport to meet us.’
    • ‘I was absolutely gutted - this car was my pride and joy, like a third member of the family.’
    • ‘How gutted must he have felt when he learnt his big brother had had his way with her before him.’
    saddened, upset, let down, disheartened, downhearted, cast down, downcast, depressed, dispirited, discouraged, despondent, dismayed, crestfallen, distressed, chagrined
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