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

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  • heartrending — [adj] arousing deep sympathy agonizing, distressing, doleful, excruciating, harrowing, heartbreaking, heartsickening, moving, piteous, pitiful, sad, tear jerking, touching, tragic; concepts 529,537 …   New thesaurus

  • heartrending — adjective 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 • Sim …   Useful english dictionary

  • heartrending — heart|rend|ing [ˈha:tˌrendıŋ US ˈha:rt ] adj making you feel great pity = ↑heartbreaking ▪ heartrending stories of children being taken from their parents …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • heartrending — adjective making you feel great pity: heartrending stories of children being taken from their parents …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • heartrending — adjective Date: 1594 heartbreaking 1a • heartrendingly adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • heartrending — heartrendingly, adv. /hahrt ren ding/, adj. causing or expressing intense grief, anguish, or distress. [1680 90; HEART + RENDING] * * * …   Universalium

  • heartrending — adjective a) That causes great grief, anguish or distress b) That elicits deep sympathy …   Wiktionary

  • heartrending — Synonyms and related words: affecting, afflictive, agonizing, calamitous, consuming, desolating, dire, distressing, doleful, excruciating, grievous, harrowing, heartbreaking, heartsickening, heartwounding, lamentable, moving, pathetic, piteous,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • heartrending — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. harrowing; heartbreaking. See dejection. II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. painful, distressing, agonizing, mournful, touching, moving, grievous, anguishing, saddening, excruciating, soul stirring.… …   English dictionary for students

  • heartrending — see heart rending …   English dictionary

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