brokenhearted

adjective bro·ken·heart·ed \ -ˈhär-təd \
Updated on: 17 Nov 2017

Definition of brokenhearted

: overcome by grief or despair

Examples of brokenhearted in a Sentence

  1. She was brokenhearted when her boyfriend left her.

  2. she was brokenhearted when the relationship ended

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First Known Use of brokenhearted

1526

brokenhearted Synonyms

Synonyms
bad, blue, sad, cast down, crestfallen, dejected, depressed, despondent, disconsolate, doleful, down, downcast, downhearted, down in the mouth, droopy, forlorn, gloomy, glum, hangdog, heartbroken, 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
Related Words
aggrieved, distressed, troubled, uneasy, unquiet, upset, worried; despairing, hopeless, sunk; disappointed, discouraged, disheartened, dispirited; suicidal; dolorous, lachrymose, lugubrious, plaintive, tearful; regretful, rueful; agonized, anguished, grieving, wailing, weeping; black, bleak, cheerless, comfortless, dark, darkening, depressing, desolate, dismal, drear, dreary, elegiac (also elegiacal), funereal, gray (also grey), morbid, morose, murky, saturnine, somber (or sombre), sullen
Near Antonyms
ecstatic, elated, enraptured, entranced, euphoric, exhilarated, exuberant, exultant, overjoyed, rapturous, rhapsodic (also rhapsodical); blithe, blithesome, jocose, jocular, jocund, jolly, jovial, lightsome, merry, mirthful; excited, thrilled; hopeful, optimistic, rosy, sanguine; encouraged, heartened; animated, bouncing, energetic, frisky, jaunty, lively, peppy, perky, spirited, sprightful, sprightly, springy, vital, vivacious, zippy; content, gratified, pleased, satisfied; beaming, grinning, laughing, smiling; boon, carefree, careless, cavalier, devil-may-care, easygoing, happy-go-lucky, insouciant, lighthearted, unconcerned

BROKENHEARTED Defined for English Language Learners

brokenhearted

adjective

Definition of brokenhearted for English Language Learners

  • : filled with great sadness especially because someone you love has left you, has died, etc.


BROKENHEARTED Defined for Kids

brokenhearted

adjective bro·ken·heart·ed \ ˌbrō-kən-ˈhär-təd \

Definition of brokenhearted for Students

: very sad


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