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heartbroken

adjective heart·bro·ken \-ˌbrō-kən\

: filled with great sadness

Full Definition of HEARTBROKEN

:  overcome by sorrow

Examples of HEARTBROKEN

  1. <not as heartbroken over missing out on the trip to New York as I thought she would be>
  2. <was utterly heartbroken when his pet dog died>

First Known Use of HEARTBROKEN

circa 1586

Related to HEARTBROKEN

Synonyms
bad, blue, brokenhearted, cast down, crestfallen, dejected, depressed, despondent, disconsolate, doleful, down, downcast, downhearted, down in the mouth, droopy, forlorn, gloomy, glum, hangdog, sad, heartsick, heartsore, heavyhearted, inconsolable, joyless, low, low-spirited, melancholic, melancholy, miserable, mournful, saddened, sorrowful, sorry, unhappy, woebegone, woeful, wretched
Antonyms
blissful, buoyant, buoyed, cheerful, cheery, chipper, delighted, glad, gladdened, gladsome, gleeful, happy, joyful, joyous, jubilant, sunny, upbeat
HEARTBROKEN Defined for Kids

heartbroken

adjective heart·bro·ken \ˈhärt-ˌbrō-kən\

Definition of HEARTBROKEN for Kids

:  overcome by sorrow <… he ran away because he was heartbroken. — Beverly Cleary, Henry Huggins>

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