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Definition of heart-rending adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

heart-rending

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˈhɑːt rendɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhɑːrt rendɪŋ//
 
[usually before noun] Unhappiness, Describing a story
 
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causing feelings of great sadness synonym heartbreaking a heart-rending story See related entries: Unhappiness, Describing a story
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: heart-rending