heartache

noun
heart·​ache | \ ˈhärt-ˌāk How to pronounce heartache (audio) \

Definition of heartache

: anguish of mind : sorrow

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Examples of heartache in a Sentence

I've had more than my share of heartaches in my life. the heartache she felt when she saw the innocent victims of the war
Recent Examples on the Web But the late-game success quickly turned into late-game heartache as the Beavers suffered a litany of tough defeats in the closing weeks of the season. Joe Freeman, oregonlive, 3 June 2021 Rhee saw many people die from the virus and experienced an enormous amount of heartache. Alaa Elassar, CNN, 21 May 2021 Instead, the video assistant review came to Leicester's rescue in the 89th minute to prevent Wes Morgan from a moment of heartache. Rob Harris, Star Tribune, 15 May 2021 Instead, the video assistant review came to Leicester’s rescue in the 89th minute to prevent Wes Morgan from a moment of heartache. Rob Harris, chicagotribune.com, 15 May 2021 For all the heartache and hardship that the coronavirus pandemic has wreaked on humanity, climate change remains the greatest existential threat to our planet. Enrique Lores, Fortune, 20 Apr. 2021 Through all of its literary skewering and plot lines developed from publishing trends, Younger maintains all of the starry eyed glamour of the book world, and very little of its heartache. Maris Kreizman, Town & Country, 16 May 2021 As each casts back in time, a rich and moving family history takes shape, filled with love and heartache, guilt and grief, and no end of secrets and lies. The Economist, 31 Mar. 2021 Lovato and her loved ones who participated in the series describe their struggles, their heartache, and, ultimately, hope. Marianne Garvey, CNN, 18 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of heartache

1578, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of heartache was in 1578

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11 Jun 2021

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“Heartache.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heartache. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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More Definitions for heartache

heartache

noun

English Language Learners Definition of heartache

: a strong feeling of sadness

heartache

noun
heart·​ache | \ ˈhärt-ˌāk How to pronounce heartache (audio) \

Kids Definition of heartache

: sorrow entry 1 sense 1 He's suffered a great deal of heartache.

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