heartsick

adjective heart·sick \ ˈhärt-ˌsik \

Definition of heartsick

: very despondent : depressed

heartsickness

noun

Examples of heartsick in a Sentence

  1. They were absolutely heartsick over the loss of their home.

  2. I was heartsick to learn of their divorce.

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First Known Use of heartsick

circa 1529

heartsick Synonyms


HEARTSICK Defined for English Language Learners

heartsick

Definition of heartsick for English Language Learners

  • : very sad or disappointed


HEARTSICK Defined for Kids

heartsick

adjective heart·sick \ ˈhärt-ˌsik \

Definition of heartsick for Students

: very sad


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