Definition of heartbroken adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈhɑːtbrəʊkən//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhɑːrtbroʊkən//
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extremely sad because of something that has happened synonym broken-hearted He was heartbroken when she left him. Friends are tonight trying to comfort the heartbroken teenager. See related entries: UnhappinessExtra examples His wife’s death left him absolutely heartbroken. She was heartbroken by the loss of her child. The parents were heartbroken at their loss.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: heartbroken