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heartsick

[hahrt-sik] /ˈhɑrtˌsɪk/
adjective
1.
extremely depressed or unhappy.
Origin
1520-1530
1520-30; heart + sick1
Related forms
heartsickening, adjective
heartsickness, noun
Synonyms
dejected, sick-at-heart, despondent, dispirited.
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British Dictionary definitions for heart-sick

heartsick

/ˈhɑːtˌsɪk/
adjective
1.
deeply dejected or despondent
Derived Forms
heartsickness, noun
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