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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.
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a person or thing that causes intense sadness or disappointment
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(ˈhɑrtˌbreɪ kər)

a person, event, or thing causing heartbreak or intense longing.
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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"
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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--
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This week's offer is for a Hebe "Heartbreaker", a magnificent evergreen shrub with striking cream edged green foliage.
Dwarf evergreen Hebe Heartbreaker is a magnificent evergreen shrub Veronica with striking cream edged green foliage from spring to autumn, turning vivid pink in winter.
The Filipinos were dealt with a heartbreaker by the Mongolians, 17-21, in the nightcap of Day Two of the FIBA 3x3 World Cup at the Philippine Arena here.
His first solo album "Heartbreaker" and its title track, released in 2009, were commercially successful and earned him "Album of the Year" award at the 2009 Mnet Asian Music Awards.
The (http://www.tvguide.com/tvshows/9-1-1/episode-6-season-1/heartbreaker/1098828/) synopsis for "9-1-1" episode 6, titled "Heartbreaker," mentions Abby and Buck going out on their first official date as a couple.
We would be grateful if you could respect the privacy of the entire Heartbreaker family during this difficult time.
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.
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.