Heart-rending



[hahrt-ren-ding] /ˈhɑrtˌrɛn dɪŋ/

adjective
1.
causing or expressing intense grief, anguish, or distress.
adjective
1.
causing great mental pain and sorrow
adj.

also heartrending, heart rending, 1680s, from heart + present participle of rend. Related: Heart-rendingly.

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