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1. One that causes sorrow, grief, or disappointment: "one young and chaste, the other a dissolute heartbreaker of 48; one prim, the other passionate" (Ellen McGarrahan).
2. Sports & Games A narrow or last-minute defeat.


a person or thing that causes intense sadness or disappointment


(ˈhɑrtˌbreɪ kər)

a person, event, or thing causing heartbreak or intense longing.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.heartbreaker - a charming person who is irresponsible in emotional relationships
beguiler, charmer - a person who charms others (usually by personal attractiveness)
2.heartbreaker - a narrow defeat or a defeat at the last minute
defeat, licking - an unsuccessful ending to a struggle or contest; "it was a narrow defeat"; "the army's only defeat"; "they suffered a convincing licking"
References in classic literature ?
For the fact that it was this said thirty-first cousin, Mr d'Urberville, who had fallen in love with her, a gentleman not altogether local, whose reputation as a reckless gallant and heartbreaker was beginning to spread beyond the immediate boundaries of Trantridge, lent Tess's supposed position, by its fearsomeness, a far higher fascination that it would have exercised if unhazardous.
When she was gone the old heartbreaker muttered, rubbing his hands--
We would be grateful if you could respect the privacy of the entire Heartbreaker family during this difficult time.
The defending champions bowed out of the UAAP Season 79 in a heartbreaker on Wednesday, losing to Ateneo, 69-68, in overtime.
Once, driving David from Liverpool to Stockport, where David loved the casino, Paul was asked by David what his ten favourite albums of all time were, mentioning Dionne Warwick's Heartbreaker as one.
Hebe Heartbreaker is a magnificent evergreen shrub with striking cream-edged green foliage from spring to Autumn, turning vivid pink in winter.
Second in line in a four-year limited edition run, the Osceola Edition is the newest addition to the Heartbreaker Grand Slam Series of box calls from Primos.
The good news was that he was back on camera, but while the big 10 fed inside the fence, Heartbreaker just paced back and forth, never coming in.
Theres a new heartbreaker in Hollywood and her name is Maika Monroe.
While promoting new film Les Miserables, Eddie Redmayne talks about wanting to play a villain and says he isn't a heartbreaker.
Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers - Mojo HEARTBREAKER, Traveling Wilbury and solo artist Tom Petty is the uncrowned king of new wave, rock, psychedelia and Americana.