heartbreaking

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heart·break·ing

 (härt′brā′kĭng)
adj.
1. Causing overwhelming grief or distress.
2. Producing a strong emotional reaction: heartbreaking loveliness.

heart′break′ing·ly adv.

heartbreaking

(ˈhɑːtˌbreɪkɪŋ)
adj
extremely sad, disappointing, or pitiful
ˈheartˌbreakingly adv

heart•break•ing

(ˈhɑrtˌbreɪ kɪŋ)

adj.
causing intense anguish or sorrow.
[1600–10]
heart′break`ing•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.heartbreaking - causing or marked by grief or anguish; "a grievous loss"; "a grievous cry"; "her sigh was heartbreaking"; "the heartrending words of Rabin's granddaughter"
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

heartbreaking

adjective sad, distressing, tragic, bitter, poignant, harrowing, desolating, grievous, pitiful, agonizing, heart-rending, gut-wrenching one of the most heartbreaking letters I have ever received
happy, cheerful, jolly, cheery, joyous, joyful, light-hearted
Translations

heartbreaking

[ˈhɑːtˌbreɪkɪŋ] ADJdesgarrador, que parte el corazón

heartbreaking

[ˈhɑːrtbreɪkɪŋ] adj [decision, news] → déchirant(e)
it was heartbreaking to watch ... → c'était à fendre le cœur de regarder ...

heartbreaking

[ˈhɑːtˌbreɪkɪŋ] adjpenoso/a, straziante
References in classic literature ?
Work's the essence of life; but to expend precious unreturning vitality and real labour against imaginary danger, that is heartbreakingly absurd!
Netizen Corina Bandin heartbreakingly shared on Facebook how she lost her dog on August 17, before they even got to celebrate International Dog Day.
Heartbreakingly, he read from the suicide note left behind by his great-grandfather, Samuel Gershon, who took his own life, aged 41, in July, 1936, five months after a robbery at his jewellery business in London's Hatton Garden.
The British pair (left), who at least lasted longer than Andy Murray and Serena Williams in the competition, looked like they had rescued the situation in the tie-break as they led 4-0 and 5-4 - before their hopes slipped heartbreakingly away on Court 2.
When in duets, Max Westwell as the Swan and Stranger, and the Prince, played last night by Liam Mower, were perfectly synchronised and at times, heartbreakingly emotional.
So it is both a national scandal and heartbreakingly tragic that so many are taking their own.
Reality star Montana wrote a heartbreakingly honest tribute to her close pal, saying she was angry at him for dying and wished she could have helped more.
But for cruel injuries during his career, including heartbreakingly just before the 2011 World Cup, when he was captain of Wales, Matthew would doubtless have won many more than his 63 international caps.
Now that we do not have the frequent combat casualties of the Iraq and Afghan wars, the much fewer damaged combatants we used to see so heartbreakingly go to Lichfield and the RCDM medics gain their experience of civilian patients at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, to mutual benefit.
He knows any contact from him could put her under tremendous pressure so, heartbreakingly, it seems he may never speak to his mum again.
He was a defiantly original yet heartbreakingly fragile voice in a rarefied world that didn't always understand or appreciate his bold ambitions.
Even so, the example of this species ought to be taken as reason enough to recognise that conservation efforts cannot be slowed down, otherwise the gains can too easily, too heartbreakingly, be lost.