from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Overwhelming sorrow, grief, or disappointment. See Synonyms at regret.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. overwhelming mental anguish or grief, especially that caused by loss or disappointment
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Crushing sorrow or grief; a yielding to such grief.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To break the heart of.
- n. Overwhelming sorrow or grief. Also heartbreaking.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. intense sorrow caused by loss of a loved one (especially by death)
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Alexa Ray Joel writes on her Facebook page that she was suffering from what she called heartbreak-related depression.
But great stamina heading up what we call heartbreak hill or cardiac hill right there at Piedmont Hospital.
BounceBack helps people find happiness after heartbreak from a relationship breakup or divorce.
Julia Jones: The heartbreak is a very universal emotion and most of us have felt that – I have.
The tricky (and often misunderstood) ending theorizes that trying to remedy the situation with technology could result in heartbreak a million fold.
For too many, the story ends in heartbreak and tragedy.
But Donna's heartbreak is all tied up in what happened to Rose ... because it was about creating this false Doctor ... and Rose is the one the Doctor was happiest with, despite everything people say, Rose is the one he would run to embrace.
Some 45 years or so after the fact, and the heartbreak is still there.
Tragedy and uplifting music have been combined in many a musical before, but because Von Trier shoots in a handheld realist style and the level of heartbreak is so enormous, the effect is very jarring in “Dancer in the Dark.”
The heartbreak is that she's trapped in a world where Germont's argument actually makes sense — once she sees his point, and once we see that she sees his point, doom settles over the whole story with far more devastation than if Verdi had solely focused on the individual emotional turmoil.
Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.