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Definition of "heartsick" []

  • Profoundly disappointed; despondent. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "heartsick" in a sentence
  • "He probably wasn't even trying to be heroic; just someone who was sick and tired of all the violence going on in his country, heartsick from the student protests that ended in sheer violence the day before, frustrated and on his way home from grocery shopping or on the way to work."
  • "On his Facebook page Sunday night, after Manning had been detained, Lamo said he was "heartsick" for the specialist and his family."
  • "Tim Pawlenty R said Wednesday that he is "heartsick" over news that Jeremy Giefer, the sex offender that he pardoned 15 years after he had finished his prison sentence for statutory rape of a 14-year-old, is facing new allegations that he had sexually abused his own daughter more than 250 times both before and after he was exonerated in 2008."