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heartrending

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adjective heart·rend·ing \ˈhärt-ˌren-diŋ\

Simple Definition of heartrending

  • : causing great sadness or sorrow

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of heartrending

heartrendingly play \-diŋ-lē\ adverb

Examples of heartrending in a sentence

  1. <couldn't bear to see the heartrending photos of victims of the famine>

  2. <a heartrending choice between saving his daughter or his son>



1594

First Known Use of heartrending

1594


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