Definition of Heartbreaking

1. Adjective. Causing or marked by grief or anguish. "The heartrending words of Rabin's granddaughter"

Exact synonyms: Grievous, Heartrending
Similar to: Sorrowful



Definition of Heartbreaking

1. a. Causing overpowering sorrow.

Definition of Heartbreaking

1. Adjective. That causes great grief, anguish or distress. ¹

2. Noun. The breaking of a heart; great grief, anguish or distress. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Heartbreaking

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Heartbreaking

1. Causing overpowering sorrow. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Heartbreaking

heart ventricle
heartache
heartaches
heartachey
heartachingly
heartachy
heartake
heartbalm
heartbeat
heartbeatlike
heartbeats
heartbond
heartbreak
heartbreaker
heartbreakers
heartbreaking (current term)
heartbreakingly
heartbreakingness
heartbreakings
heartbreaks
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heartburn
heartburned
heartburning
heartburnings
heartburns
heartcare
heartcut

Literary usage of Heartbreaking

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1. My Visit to Distressed Ireland by Richard Frederick Clarke (1883)
"A heartbreaking SCENE.— BARBARITY OF A LANDLORD.—WOMEN AND CHILDREN THRUST OUT TO PERISH IN THE DITCH.—ANOTHER BARBAROUS LANDLORD. ..."

2. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1889)
"No doubt it is a very heartbreaking thing to stand beside what we are told is going to be the deathbed of a friend, but is it not in reality almost more ..."

3. Stories by Foreign Authors (1898)
"this war, John Joseph, and that is heartbreaking to think of ; yes heartbreaking, although you with your warlike notions say it is not. ..."

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