Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal, Wikipedia.


Grievously sad.


overwhelmed by grief or disappointment
ˌbrokenˈheartedly adv
ˌbrokenˈheartedness n


(ˈbroʊ kənˈhɑr tɪd)

suffering from great sorrow, grief, or disappointment; heartbroken.
bro′ken•heart′ed•ly, adv.
bro′ken•heart′ed•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.brokenhearted - full of sorrow
sorrowful - experiencing or marked by or expressing sorrow especially that associated with irreparable loss; "sorrowful widows"; "a sorrowful tale of death and despair"; "sorrowful news"; "even in laughter the heart is sorrowful"- Proverbs 14:13
References in classic literature ?
She lavished tears and loving caresses upon him privately, and then went away with her owner-- went away brokenhearted, and yet proud to do it.
Love brokenhearted daughter Donna and sonin-law Chris xx x.
Brokenhearted Mum xx TIMSON - JOANNE, August 3, 1965.
Your still brokenhearted daughter Susan, son Ronnie, grandaughters Hannah and Olivia and soninlaw John xxx xx.
Always brokenhearted sister Tracey and brotherinlaw David xx.
Brokenhearted daughter Colette and son-in-law Frana xxx.
He was signed to Berry Gordy's Motown Records, and had a string of hits in the 1960s, including ''What Becomes of the Brokenhearted,'' which became a Top 10 pop hit.
From your brokenhearted daughter Joanne, son-in-law Darren and grandsons Darren, Mason and James xxxxx.
In a statement his parents said their son was brokenhearted and full of remorse.
SUNDAY SERMON He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.
But it isn't afraid to be corny (the brokenhearted rodeo clown ditty ``Funny Bone'') or silly (``Analog Girl'' -- she's old-fashioned, y'know?
I'm brokenhearted," Richard Land, of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, told The New York Times.