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brokenhearted

Definition:

full of sorrow

Class:

adjective (modifies a noun)

Comparative:

more brokenhearted

Superlative:

most brokenhearted

Similar to:

sorrowful

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

broken-hearted | heartbroken | heartsick | heartsore [literary]

Etymology:

broken + heart + -ed
(Source: Wiktionary)  [more]

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

brokenhearted | brokenheartedly [adverb, derived]

overwhelmed by grief or disappointment (5 of 397 words, 5 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/brokenhearted

Merriam-Webster:

brokenhearted | bad [synonym] | blue [synonym] | sad [synonym] | cast down [synonym] | crestfallen [synonym] | dejected [synonym] | depressed [synonym] | despondent [synonym] | ...

overcome by grief or despair (5 of 225 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/brokenhearted

Wiktionary:

brokenhearted | broken-hearted [idiomatic]

Grieved and disappointed, especially with the loss or repudiation of a romantic relationship. (13 of 14 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/brokenhearted

Random House Dictionary:

brokenhearted

burdened with great sorrow, grief, or disappointment. (7 of 13 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/brokenhearted

New World Dictionary:

brokenhearted

crushed by sorrow, grief, or disappointment; inconsolable (7 of 9 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/brokenhearted

American Heritage Dictionary:

brokenhearted

Grievously sad. (2 of 5 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/brokenhearted

Cambridge Dictionary:

broken-hearted | broken heart [noun, derived]

extremely unhappy | a feeling of great sadness, especially when someone you love dies or does not love you (18 of 41 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/broken-hearted

Oxford Dictionary:

broken-hearted | broken-heartedness [derived]

overwhelmed by grief or disappointment (5 of 39 words, 1 usage example)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/broken--hearted

Macmillan British Dictionary:

broken-hearted

extremely sad (2 of 32 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/broken-hearted

Encarta Dictionary:

brokenhearted | brokenheartedly [adverb, derived] | brokenheartedness [noun, derived]

extremely sad because of the end of a love affair, great disappointment, or bereavement (14 of 27 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861592853​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology reference

Wiktionary:

broken-hearted [idiomatic]

Origin: broken + heart + -ed

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/broken-hearted

heart | hearted [past tense] | hearting [present participle] | hearts [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Middle English herte, from Old English heorte ("heart"), from Proto-Germanic *hertô ("heart"), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱḗr ("heart"). Germanic cognates: see *hertô. The Indo-European root is also the... (26 of 52 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/heart

-ed

Origin: Old English -ode, -odon ("class 2 weak past"), from Proto-Germanic *-ōd-, *-ōdēd-. | Old English -od ("class 2 weak past participle"), from Proto-Germanic *-ōdaz. | Old English -od ("adjective... (27 of 59 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/-ed

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

brokenhearted

Audio: British English pronunciation of "brokenhearted"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/brokenhearted

the Free Dictionary:

brokenhearted

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "brokenhearted"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "brokenhearted"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "brokenhearted" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/brokenhearted

broken-hearted

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "broken-hearted"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "broken-hearted"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/broken-hearted

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

brokenhearted

Audio: North American pronunciation of "brokenhearted"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=broken​04 word=brokenhearted

YourDictionary Audio:

brokenhearted

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "brokenhearted" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/brokenhearted

Cambridge Dictionary:

broken-hearted

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "broken-hearted"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "broken-hearted"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/broken-hearted

Macmillan British Dictionary:

broken-hearted

Audio: British English pronunciation of "broken-hearted"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/broken-hearted

Macmillan American Dictionary:

broken-hearted

Audio: North American pronunciation of "broken-hearted"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/broken-hearted

Google Dictionary:

broken-hearted

Audio: English pronunciation of "broken-hearted"

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