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Profoundly disappointed; despondent.

heart′sick′ness n.
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deeply dejected or despondent
ˈheartˌsickness n
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extremely depressed or unhappy; despondent.
heart′sick`ness, n.
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Adj.1.heartsick - 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
2.heartsick - without or almost without hope; "despondent about his failure"; "too heartsick to fight back"
hopeless - without hope because there seems to be no possibility of comfort or success; "in an agony of hopeless grief"; "with a hopeless sigh he sat down"
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adjective despondent, dejected, dispirited, downcast, heavy-hearted, sick at heart, heartsore He groaned - a long, low, heartsick sound.
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References in classic literature ?
On the trail that thou must tread To the thresholds of our dread, Where the Flower blossoms red; Through the nights when thou shalt lie Prisoned from our Mother-sky, Hearing us, thy loves, go by; In the dawns when thou shalt wake To the toil thou canst not break, Heartsick for the Jungle's sake: Wood and Water, Wind and Tree, Wisdom, Strength, and Courtesy, Jungle-Favour go with thee!
To make matters worse a drizzling rain came up, and soaked them to the skin; yet all the morning they stood there, creeping slowly toward the goal--all the afternoon they stood there, heartsick, seeing that the hour of closing was coming, and that they were going to be left out.
Weary and heartsick, Agnes lay down on the sofa, to rest and compose herself.
We went up and down the Line Islands, first, until Dad was heartsick. Everything was changed.
Do I never read how they grow heartsick of it and give it up, after having let themsleves drop so low, and how they after all die out for want of help?
So, whenever I am feeling heartsick and oppressed and jaded and sad those memories return to freshen and revive me, even as drops of evening dew return to freshen and revive, after a sultry day, the poor faded flower which has long been drooping in the noontide heat.
Based on the Venezuelan telenovela 'Juana la Virgen', 'Jane the Virgin' followed the swirling saga of Jane Gloriana Villanueva, a young woman, raised by her mother and grandmother, who on the pilot was accidentally inseminated by a heartsick and distracted gynecologist.
The song portrays an emotional Parineeti getting married to another guy and is heartsick to the point that 'Ishaqzaade' actor bursts out in tears looking at her hand, adorned with heena.
Seeing tornado-shattered houses with shattered neighbours poking through rubble in desperate search of putting their shattered lives together is to be heartsick and angry.
Eleazar said Aljama went AWOL or absent without official leave for two days in August, allegedly because he was heartsick over the reported affair between his wife and Pasamba.
"We are absolutely heartsick over the verdict," said Michael Miller, a lawyer for Alain Kaloyeros, formerly the president of the State University of New York's Polytechnic Institute.
Carl Hiaasen said he was "devastated and heartsick" at the loss of his brother, "one of the most gentle and funny people I've ever known."