heartbroken

adjective heart·bro·ken \ ˈhärt-ˌbrō-kən \
Updated on: 15 Feb 2018

Definition of heartbroken

: overcome by sorrow

Examples of heartbroken in a Sentence

  1. not as heartbroken over missing out on the trip to New York as I thought she would be

  2. was utterly heartbroken when his pet dog died

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First Known Use of heartbroken

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heartbroken Synonyms


HEARTBROKEN Defined for English Language Learners

heartbroken

adjective

Definition of heartbroken for English Language Learners

  • : filled with great sadness


HEARTBROKEN Defined for Kids

heartbroken

adjective heart·bro·ken \ ˈhärt-ˌbrō-kən \

Definition of heartbroken for Students

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


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