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  • 1 rending — index separation Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 2 Rending — Rend Rend (r[e^]nd), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Rent} (r[e^]nt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Rending}.] [AS. rendan, hrendan; cf. OFries. renda, randa, Fries. renne to cut, rend, Icel. hrinda to push, thrust, AS. hrindan; or cf. Icel. r[ae]na to rob, plunder, Ir …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 rending — adjective resembling a sound of violent tearing as of something ripped apart or lightning splitting a tree (Freq. 2) the tree split with a great ripping sound heard a rending roar as the crowd surged forward • Syn: ↑ripping, ↑splitting • Similar… …

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  • 4 rending — adjective that rends …

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  • 5 rending — rend v. tear, rip, lacerate …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 6 rending — grinned …

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  • 7 heart-rending — also heartrending, heart rending, 1680s, from HEART (Cf. heart) + prp. of REND (Cf. rend). Related: Heart rendingly …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8 heart-rending — also heartrending ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n You use heart rending to describe something that causes you to feel great sadness and pity. ...heart rending pictures of refugees... I heard the most heartrending screams and moans. Syn: heartbreaking …

    English dictionary

  • 9 garment rending — /ˈgamənt rɛndɪŋ/ (say gahmuhnt rending) noun extreme demonstrations of concern, grief, regret, etc.: garment rending ends in compromise. {from the Old Testament (Joel 2:12–13) And rend your hearts, and not your garments , with reference to the… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 10 heart-rending — [härt′ren΄diŋ] adj. causing much grief or mental anguish heart rendingly adv. * * * heart rend·ing or heart·rend·ing (härtʹrĕn dĭng) adj. Causing anguish or deep distress; arousing deep sympathy. * * * …

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  • 11 heart-rending — adj. Heart rending is used with these nouns: ↑story …

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  • 12 heart-rending — adjective their heart rending testimonies had the audience in tears Syn: distressing, upsetting, disturbing, heartbreaking, sad, tragic, painful, traumatic, harrowing; pitiful, poignant, plaintive, moving, tearjerker, tearjerking, gut wrenching …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 13 heart-rending — UK [ˈhɑː(r)tˌrendɪŋ] / US [ˈhɑrtˌrendɪŋ] adjective making you feel very sad and sympathetic because someone is suffering a heart rending story of a young mother with cancer …

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  • 14 heart-rending — /ˈhat rɛndɪŋ / (say haht rending) adjective causing acute mental anguish. –heart rendingly, adverb …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 15 heart-rending — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ very sad or distressing …

    English terms dictionary

  • 16 heart-rending — [härt′ren΄diŋ] adj. causing much grief or mental anguish heart rendingly adv …

    English World dictionary

  • 17 heart-rending — adjective Having a strong effect upon the emotions, inclining one to sadness or pity; heart breaking …

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  • 18 heart-rending — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. moving, piteous, grievous, mournful; see pitiful 1 , sad 2 …

    English dictionary for students

  • 19 heart-rending — heart breaking, causing profound mental anguish …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 20 heart-rending — adjective causing great sadness or distress. Derivatives heart rendingly adverb …

    English new terms dictionary