heartbreaking

[hahrt-brey-king]
adjective
causing intense anguish or sorrow.

Origin:
1600–10; heartbreak + -ing2

heartbreakingly, adverb

hardy, heartbreaking, hearty.
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heartbreaking (ˈhɑːtˌbreɪkɪŋ)
 
adj
extremely sad, disappointing, or pitiful
 
heartbreakingly
 
adv

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Example sentences
And the blight moved with heartbreaking speed-carried by the wind, animals,
  insects and humans.
The commitment of these people is impressive-and, at times, heartbreaking.
But the heartbreaking efforts of this disparate team live on in their splendid
  little gray engine.
Others merely looked upon her with heartbreaking hopelessness.
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