Definition of heartbroken in English:

heartbroken

adjective

  • Suffering from overwhelming distress.

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