Heartsick Heart"sick` (h[aum]rt"s[i^]k`), a. [AS. heortise['o]c.] Sick at heart; extremely depressed in spirits; very despondent. [1913 Webster]

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  • heartsick — index disconsolate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • heartsick — despondent, late 14c., from HEART (Cf. heart) + SICK (Cf. sick). O.E. heortseoc meant ill from heart disease …   Etymology dictionary

  • heartsick — [adj] despondent all torn up*, blue, bummed out*, dejected, depressed, despairing, disappointed, disconsolate, disheartened, down, forlorn, grieving, heavy hearted, inconsolable, low, melancholy, mournful, sad, unhappy, woebegone; concept 403 …   New thesaurus

  • heartsick — [härt′sôr΄härt′sik΄] adj. sick at heart; extremely unhappy or despondent: also heartsore [härt′sôr΄] …   English World dictionary

  • heartsick — adjective, literary we were heartsick when we read the story of his misfortune Syn: despondent, dejected, depressed, desolate, downcast, forlorn, unhappy, sad, upset, miserable, wretched, woebegone, inconsolable, grieving, grief stricken …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • heartsick — adjective Date: 1526 very despondent ; depressed • heartsickness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • heartsick — heartsickening, adj. heartsickness, n. /hahrt sik /, adj. extremely depressed or unhappy. [1520 30; HEART + SICK1] Syn. dejected, sick at heart, despondent, dispirited. * * * …   Universalium

  • heartsick — adjective Very despondent or sorrowful …   Wiktionary

  • heartsick — Synonyms and related words: blue, cast down, comfortless, crushed, cut up, deep troubled, dejected, depressed, desolate, desole, disconsolate, dispirited, down, downhearted, forlorn, heart stricken, heart struck, heartsore, inconsolable,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • heartsick — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. unhappy, grieving, forlorn. See dejection. II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. sad, mournful, grieving, nostalgic, despondent, disappointed, inconsolable, despairing, depressed, blue, down, lost. ANT …   English dictionary for students

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