One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘I was heartbroken at his death’
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
informal choked, down in the mouth, down in the dumps, cut up
British informal gutted
literary dolorous, heartsick
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