Meaning of “heartrending” in the English Dictionary

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"heartrending" in British English

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heartrendingadjective

uk /ˈhɑːtˌren.dɪŋ/ us /ˈhɑːrtˌren.dɪŋ/

causing great sympathy or sadness:

a heartrending story
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(Definition of “heartrending” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"heartrending" in American English

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heartrendingadjective

us /ˈhɑrtˌren·dɪŋ/

making you feel great sympathy or sadness:

The pictures of starving children on television were heartrending.

(Definition of “heartrending” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)