Emotional anguish; sorrow. See Synonyms at regret.(noun)
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Use "heartache" in a sentence
"Lansens's portrait of a woman who hides behind the Kenmore as protection from life's heartache is earthy and primal in its pain. ..."
"Funny how people can spend money on cable or eating out or junk food or untold number of shoes or clothes or whatever, but then bulk or complain about paying for something that can actually help them. financial heartache is a necessity. student loan debt: Michelle, I'm a college professor who has been at this for just over 20 years."
"I just can't imagine any democrat voting for McCain in November – or writing in Hillary's name – that would doom our country to more of the same heartache from the past 7+ years."