Definition of heartbroken in English:

heartbroken

adjective

  • Suffering from overwhelming distress:

    ‘he was heartbroken at the thought of leaving the house’
    • ‘I am heartbroken that people can do this kind of thing to my city.’
    • ‘Frightened and heartbroken, she flees with her husband close behind, eager to win back her love.’
    • ‘As news of the shocking rampage spread, heartbroken relatives arrived to inspect their loved one's graves.’
    • ‘We accept that Thomas died but we can't accept his suffering and we are all heartbroken.’
    • ‘He was heartbroken and humiliated by our war on Mexico, which had never attacked us.’
    • ‘He's left feeling heartbroken and abused; she has exploited his emotional vulnerability.’
    • ‘Although Gloria was heartbroken, she continued her fight but the cancer grew, despite radiotherapy.’
    • ‘Everybody in Scottish rugby, including the players and management, will be heartbroken this morning.’
    • ‘It was a godsend, but I was also heartbroken - that collection had many rare stamps.’
    • ‘I eagerly await the messages, the pleas, the heartbroken fans, all appealing for them to do it at the end of April instead.’
    • ‘I think he was utterly heartbroken when Josh announced that her marriage had been arranged and she was moving to Canada.’
    • ‘Don't even think about it if you don't want to be disappointed and heartbroken.’
    • ‘A terminally-ill teenager was left heartbroken when thieves ruined what could be her last Christmas.’
    • ‘And the heartbroken grandmother ended up being forced to turn away her family for Christmas dinner.’
    • ‘And how much distress will it cause to the many children who will be heartbroken if this shameful act is carried out?’
    • ‘Although I am numb and heartbroken, it is a pleasure to be with him and his courage has taught me never to fear anything that life throws at me.’
    • ‘You cannot live well without a friend, and if Jesus is not your best friend, you will end up being heartbroken and desolate.’
    • ‘A devastated mum is heartbroken after thieves stole a tender tribute from her daughter's grave.’
    • ‘Now his heartbroken mum Diane and wife Emma are urging others to carry donor cards and make their families aware of their wishes.’
    • ‘I remember being heartbroken when I found out Santa Claus did not exist.’
    anguished, devastated, broken-hearted, heavy-hearted, suffering, grieving, grief-stricken, grieved, inconsolable, crushed, shattered, desolate, despairing
    upset, distressed, miserable, sorrowful, sad, dejected, dispirited, disheartened, downcast, disconsolate, crestfallen, disappointed, despondent, in low spirits
    choked, down in the mouth, down in the dumps, cut up
    gutted
    dolorous, heartsick
    chap-fallen
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Pronunciation:

heartbroken

/ˈhɑːtbrəʊkən/