bro·​ken·​heart·​ed | \ ˈbrō-kən-ˈhär-təd How to pronounce brokenhearted (audio) \

Definition of brokenhearted

: overcome by grief or despair

Examples of brokenhearted in a Sentence

She was brokenhearted when her boyfriend left her. she was brokenhearted when the relationship ended
Recent Examples on the Web In the foreground, Chase and Konner focus on their sad coming-of-age fable, hinging on a brokenhearted betrayal involving Tony and Dickie. Michael Phillips,, 29 Sep. 2021 The cliche of the brokenhearted entertainer trying, and failing, to put on a good face is awfully threadbare. Charles Desmarais, San Francisco Chronicle, 4 May 2018 The brokenhearted community was still trying to absorb its meaning when, later that same Sunday, a mass shooting unleashed on a crowd in an outdoor concert in Las Vegas killed 58 people. Joe Robertson, kansascity, 5 Nov. 2017 The brokenhearted father joined the British in New York and recruited eight others, only to be seized on a brief furlough home and hanged for treason in March 1777, six months after Hale. Caitlin Fitz, WSJ, 11 July 2017 Bergquist knows the billionaire and the brokenhearted woman would be perfect for each other. Keith Sharon, Orange County Register, 24 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of brokenhearted

1526, in the meaning defined above

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“Brokenhearted.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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bro·​ken·​heart·​ed | \ ˌbrō-kən-ˈhär-təd How to pronounce brokenhearted (audio) \

Kids Definition of brokenhearted

: very sad

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