Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Profoundly disappointed; despondent.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Very despondent or sorrowful

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Sick at heart; extremely depressed in spirits; very despondent.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Sick at heart; deeply afflicted or depressed.
  • Indicating or expressive of heart-sickness.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. without or almost without hope
  • adj. full of sorrow

Etymologies

heart +‎ sick (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • He probably wasn't even trying to be heroic; just someone who was sick and tired of all the violence going on in his country, heartsick from the student protests that ended in sheer violence the day before, frustrated and on his way home from grocery shopping or on the way to work.

    What WOULD Tiananmen Tank Man Do?

  • On his Facebook page Sunday night, after Manning had been detained, Lamo said he was "heartsick" for the specialist and his family.

    Online contact says he turned in analyst who wanted to leak information

  • Tim Pawlenty R said Wednesday that he is "heartsick" over news that Jeremy Giefer, the sex offender that he pardoned 15 years after he had finished his prison sentence for statutory rape of a 14-year-old, is facing new allegations that he had sexually abused his own daughter more than 250 times both before and after he was exonerated in 2008.

    Tim Pawlenty Defends Pardoning Sex Offender Who Faces New Allegations Of Raping His Own Daughter

  • That's the book that recently made Republican Senator Gordon H. Smith of Oregon "heartsick" because it documents, on page after page, the retreat from empiricism and lack of professionalism (as well as failed oversight) in the making of the war.

    Jay Rosen: Situation Grave and Deteriorating for the Agnewocracy

  • Wal-Mart spokeswoman Mona Williams says the company is "heartsick" over the incident but has "absolutely no evidence" that the connections were made intentionally.

    Dumbest Moments....

  • Now if I could only get rid of this "heartsick" feeling.

    Why is

  • The elder Wilson, who faces incumbent Joe Flescher and challenger Dale Simchick in the Aug. 24 GOP primary for District 2, said he was "heartsick" to know the arrests were made within his family.

    TCPalm Stories

  • First, Tatum just doesn't have the chops to be the kind of heartsick, wounded heartthrob the material demands.

    News

  • Knowing that Sara Teasdale was "heartsick," that Tennyson's father was a "beast," or that Elizabeth Barrett Browning might have used clothes pins from New England affects Chowder's readings of their poems.

    The Seattle Times

  • The world's largest retailer said in a statement that it was 'heartsick' over the racially offensive grouping and that the site was linking 'seemingly random combinations of titles.'"

    GreenCine Daily

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