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heartrending

heart·rend·ing

heartrending

 
 
pronunciation:
hart ren dIng
features:
Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
definition: causing or expressing deep sorrow or anguish.
The child uttered a heartrending cry for help.Watching the war documentary was a heartrending experience.
similar words:
grievous, tearful
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derivation: heartrendingly (adv.)