heart-rending

heartrending

[hahrt-ren-ding]
adjective
causing or expressing intense grief, anguish, or distress.

Origin:
1680–90; heart + rending

heartrendingly, adverb

gut-wrenching, heartrending.
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heart-rending
 
adj
causing great mental pain and sorrow
 
'heart-rendingly
 
adv

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