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English definition of “heartrending”

heartrending

adjective     /ˈhɑːtˌren.dɪŋ/ US  /ˈhɑːrt-/
causing great sympathy or sadness : a heartrending story → See also heartbreakingSympathy and compassion
(Definition of heartrending adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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