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Wordnet 3.0

ADJECTIVE (1)

1. causing or marked by grief or anguish;
- Example: "a grievous loss"
- Example: "a grievous cry"
- Example: "her sigh was heartbreaking"
- Example: "the heartrending words of Rabin's granddaughter"
[syn: grievous, heartbreaking, heartrending]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Heartrending \Heart"rend`ing\ (-r[e^]nd`[i^]ng), a. Causing intense grief; overpowering with anguish; very distressing. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

heartrending adj 1: causing or marked by grief or anguish; "a grievous loss"; "a grievous cry"; "her sigh was heartbreaking"; "the heartrending words of Rabin's granddaughter" [syn: grievous, heartbreaking, heartrending]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

28 Moby Thesaurus words for "heartrending": affecting, afflictive, agonizing, calamitous, consuming, desolating, dire, distressing, doleful, excruciating, grievous, harrowing, heartbreaking, heartsickening, heartwounding, lamentable, moving, pathetic, piteous, pitiable, pitiful, racking, regrettable, rending, tormenting, torturous, touching, unfortunate