heartrending

adjective heart·rend·ing \ ˈhärt-ˌren-diŋ \
|Updated on: 9 May 2018

Definition of heartrending

heartrendingly

play \ˈhärt-ˌren-diŋ-lē\ adverb

Examples of heartrending in a Sentence

  1. couldn't bear to see the heartrending photos of victims of the famine

  2. a heartrending choice between saving his daughter or his son

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HEARTRENDING Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of heartrending for English Language Learners

  • : causing great sadness or sorrow



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