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heartsick

[hahrt-sik] /ˈhɑrtˌsɪk/
adjective
1.
extremely depressed or unhappy.
Origin of heartsick
1520-1530
1520-30; heart + sick1
Related forms
heartsickening, adjective
heartsickness, noun
Synonyms
dejected, sick-at-heart, despondent, dispirited.
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  • I was so disappointed and hurt and heartsick, and he kissed me and soothed me.

    The Spenders Harry Leon Wilson
  • What would I do if I were you and were lonely and discouraged and heartsick?

  • I waited for news that the ship was ready to sail, till delay made me heartsick, and I could tarry at rest no longer.

    Silent Struggles Ann S. Stephens
  • He was alone and could hardly drag one foot after the other, he was so weary and heartsick.

    Madge Morton's Victory Amy D.V. Chalmers
  • She even promised that she would make him immortal, if he would stay and be content; but he was heartsick for home.

    Old Greek Folk Stories Told Anew Josephine Preston Peabody
  • A sense of shame at such conduct made me faint and heartsick.

    Oswald Langdon Carson Jay Lee
  • Granger stood by and watched him; he was puzzled by the man's manner, and heartsick with disappointment.

    Murder Point Coningsby Dawson
British Dictionary definitions for heartsick

heartsick

/ˈhɑːtˌsɪk/
adjective
1.
deeply dejected or despondent
Derived Forms
heartsickness, noun
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Word Origin and History for heartsick
adj.

"despondent," late 14c., from heart + sick. Old English heortseoc meant "ill from heart disease."

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