Definition of rendingly in US English:

rendingly

adverb

  • In a rending manner; especially in a way that provokes a strong emotional response, especially of pain or sadness; heart-rendingly; touchingly.

Origin

Mid 18th century; earliest use found in Aaron Hill (1685–1750), writer and entrepreneur. From rending + -ly.

Pronunciation

rendingly

/ˈrɛndɪŋli/