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English definition of “broken-hearted”

broken-hearted

adjective uk   /ˌbrəʊ.kənˈhɑː.tɪd/ us    /ˌbroʊ.kənˈhɑːr.t̬ɪd/
extremely unhappy: She was broken-hearted when her boyfriend left her.Feeling sad and unhappy
broken heart
noun [C] uk   us  
a feeling of great sadness, especially when someone you love dies or does not love you: They say he died of a broken heart.Sadness and regret
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