Definition of heartbroken in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈhärtˌbrōkən/


(Of a person) suffering from overwhelming distress; very upset: he was heartbroken at the thought of leaving the house
More example sentences
  • A devastated mum is heartbroken after thieves stole a tender tribute from her daughter's grave.
  • We accept that Thomas died but we can't accept his suffering and we are all heartbroken.
  • You cannot live well without a friend, and if Jesus is not your best friend, you will end up being heartbroken and desolate.
anguished, devastated, broken-hearted, heavy-hearted, grieving, grief-stricken, inconsolable, crushed, shattered, desolate, despairing;
upset, distressed, miserable, sorrowful, sad, downcast, disconsolate, crestfallen, despondent

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Syllabification: heart·bro·ken

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