Suffering from overwhelming distress: he was heartbroken at the thought of leaving the house
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- 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, suffering, grieving, grief-stricken, grieved, inconsolable, crushed, shattered, desolate, despairing;
upset, distressed, miserable, sorrowful, sad, dejected, dispirited, disheartened, downcast, disconsolate, crestfallen, disappointed, despondent, in low spirits
British informal gutted
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