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English definition of “heartbreaking”

heartbreaking

adjective     /ˈhɑːtˌbreɪ.kɪŋ/ US  /ˈhɑːrt-/
causing extreme sadness : a heartbreaking story It is heartbreaking (for him) that he cannot see his children . → See also heartrendingSaddening, shocking and upsetting
(Definition of heartbreaking adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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