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broken-hearted

adjective uk   /ˌbrəʊ.kənˈhɑː.tɪd/ us    /ˌbroʊ.kənˈhɑːr.t̬ɪd/
extremely unhappy: She was broken-hearted when her boyfriend left her.
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.
Translations of “broken-hearted”
in Chinese (Traditional) 心碎的,傷心欲絶的…
in Russian с разбитым сердцем…
in Turkish kırık kalpli, kalbi kırık…
in Chinese (Simplified) 心碎的,伤心欲绝的…
in Polish o złamanym sercu…
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