heartbroken

adjective
heart·​bro·​ken | \ ˈhärt-ˌbrō-kən How to pronounce heartbroken (audio) \

Definition of heartbroken

: overcome by sorrow

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Examples of heartbroken in a Sentence

not as heartbroken over missing out on the trip to New York as I thought she would be was utterly heartbroken when his pet dog died
Recent Examples on the Web As a Black person, the killing of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and too many others last summer in the US left me feeling heartbroken, furious, and scared. Kya Muckle, Quartz, 25 Mar. 2021 If anything, the post does offer a little comedic relief to those of us heartbroken over the fact the show will end after its 15th season. Jennifer Aldrich, Country Living, 25 May 2019 If camp doesn’t happen, kids are going to be heartbroken, and working parents are going to be left without essential child care. Melinda Wenner Moyer, New York Times, 24 Apr. 2020 So heartbroken by the news of his passing and sending our condolences to his family and friends. Jason Duaine Hahn, PEOPLE.com, 13 Apr. 2020 However, this newfound evidence could mean that Joyce got back together with Lonnie after being so heartbroken over Hopper's death. Tamara Fuentes, Seventeen, 7 Apr. 2020 Against Picard's passionate pleas, Starfleet reneged on its humanitarian mission and banned all synthetics, prompting a disillusioned and heartbroken Picard to resign. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 28 Mar. 2020 Two days before the Orange traveled to Baton Rouge to take on LSU, Coleman's grandmother died, leaving him heartbroken. Joel A. Erickson, Indianapolis Star, 22 Feb. 2020 Kelly’s used social media plenty of times in the past to slam tabloid rumors, give advice to heartbroken fans, and even dole out some weight loss wisdom. Megan Stein, Country Living, 22 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of heartbroken

1572, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of heartbroken was in 1572

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“Heartbroken.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heartbroken. Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

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More Definitions for heartbroken

heartbroken

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of heartbroken

: filled with great sadness

heartbroken

adjective
heart·​bro·​ken | \ ˈhärt-ˌbrō-kən How to pronounce heartbroken (audio) \

Kids Definition of heartbroken

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

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