Are you so profoundly sad that it feels like a physical pain in your chest? You're brokenhearted. Someone might be brokenhearted about the death of a beloved cat or a falling out with an old friend.

Another way to say brokenhearted is heartbroken. Either word is perfect for capturing the sensation that your heart has actually shattered from sorrow. It makes total sense to feel brokenhearted if your best friend snubs you or your favorite grandparent dies. This unhappy adjective has been around since the 1520s.

Definitions of brokenhearted
  1. adjective
    full of sorrow
    synonyms: heartbroken, heartsick
    experiencing or marked by or expressing sorrow especially that associated with irreparable loss
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