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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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Examples for heartsick
  • With predictable complements of heartsick teenagers, busybody servants and oppressive guardians, they could easily fall into rote.
  • He appears to be more distracted than heartsick or emotionally undone.
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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