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 Dictionary entry overview: What does heartbreaking mean? 

  The adjective HEARTBREAKING has 1 sense:

1. causing or marked by grief or anguish

  Familiarity information: HEARTBREAKING used as an adjective is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1heartbreaking [BACK TO TOP]


Causing or marked by grief or anguish


heartbreaking; heartrending; grievous

Context examples:

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)

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