heartsickness


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heart·sick

 (härt′sĭk′)
adj.
Profoundly disappointed; despondent.

heart′sick′ness n.
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Noun1.heartsickness - feeling downcast and disheartened and hopeless
depression - sad feelings of gloom and inadequacy
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Womb trouble" to Ona did not mean a specialist's diagnosis, and a course of treatment, and perhaps an operation or two; it meant simply headaches and pains in the back, and depression and heartsickness, and neuralgia when she had to go to work in the rain.
He seemed to understand me fully, and when I pointed back in the direction of Thark he turned sorrowfully away, nor could I bear to watch him go; but resolutely set my face toward Zodanga and with a touch of heartsickness approached her frowning walls.
His complacency is replaced by a caricatured heartsickness and jealousy: he returns to the scene of the lovemaking standing under the umbrella, but now suffers from rather than celebrates his 'growing absurdity' (CE, p.
However, evidence shows that healers in Peru practiced trepanation -- a surgical procedure that involves removing a section of the cranial vault using a hand drill or a scraping tool -- more than 1,000 years ago to treat a variety of ailments, from head injuries to heartsickness.