AskDefine | Define heartache

Dictionary Definition

heartache n : intense sorrow caused by loss of a loved one (especially by death) [syn: grief, heartbreak, brokenheartedness]

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  1. Very sincere and difficult emotional problems or stress


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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

aching heart, affliction, agony, agony of mind, anguish, bale, bitterness, bleeding heart, broken heart, brokenheartedness, care, crushing, depression, depth of misery, desolation, despair, dole, extremity, grief, heartbreak, heartbrokenness, heartsickness, heartsoreness, heavy heart, infelicity, melancholia, melancholy, misery, prostration, regret, rue, sadness, suicidal despair, woe, wretchedness
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