heartbreaking heartbreaking  /ˈhɑrtb ˌreɪ kɪŋ/


  • (adj) causing or marked by grief or anguish



  1. Tzipi's strength to endure, indeed to excel, in what were difficult, often heartbreaking, conditions was a testament to her character.
  2. But his victim's heartbreaking life and death should be occasions for mourning, not legislation.
  3. Sitting beside Hillary Clinton at a meeting on Capitol Hill two summers ago, Jennifer Bush cut a heartbreaking figure.


  1. Summer camp lets Macomb Twp. teen with rare disorder be himself

    Medical improvements have bumped the average life expectancy of a person with Fanconi anemia to 29 years, but when Fabrizio Di Mercurio, 14, was born, doctors gave his parents heartbreaking news.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Detroit News

  2. Beal City loses extra-inning classic in D-4 Baseball Final

    BATTLE CREEK - For baseball fans it was a thrilling game. For Beal City players it was a heartbreaking way to end the season. The Aggies lost again to Grosse Pointe Woods University Liggett. This time
    on June 16, 2013     Source: 9&10 News Cadillac

  3. Church community remembers four-year-old killed at Maymont

    It was a heartbreaking day in Richmond as we learned more about the four-year-old boy killed when a tree fell on him during Thursday night's storm at Maymont.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: NBC 12 Richmond


  1. May 29: "It is as enraging as it is heartbreaking," Obama says after BP's failed "top kill" attempt at containing the leak, "and we will not relent until this leak is contained, until the waters and shores are cleaned up, and until the people...
    on Jun 14, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: Chicago Tribune

  2. Pietersen said: "As an England cricketer the Ashes are the pinnacle of the game so I'm absolutely devastated to be missing the rest of this series. To leave a winning dressing room at this time is heartbreaking but it wouldn't be fair to the team or...
    on Jul 23, 2009 By: Kevin Pietersen Source: Mirror.co.uk

  3. "Heartbreaking, that's what it was," Nafzger said. "We only needed a nose. Curlin ran a hell of a race, but we had Curlin. We should never have let him come back and get us. When you open up a lead and have two lengths of daylight you're...
    on May 19, 2007 By: Carl Nafzger Source: CNN International

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untenable untenable
/ən ˈtɛ nə bəl /