Definition of Heartache

1. Noun. Intense sorrow caused by loss of a loved one (especially by death).

Exact synonyms: Brokenheartedness, Grief, Heartbreak
Generic synonyms: Sorrow
Specialized synonyms: Dolor, Dolour
Derivative terms: Brokenhearted

Definition of Heartache

1. n. Sorrow; anguish of mind; mental pang.

Definition of Heartache

1. Noun. Very sincere and difficult emotional problems or stress ¹

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Definition of Heartache

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Medical Definition of Heartache

1. Sorrow; anguish of mind; mental pang. Origin: Cf. AS. Heortece. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Heartache

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heartache (current term)

Literary usage of Heartache

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1. A Dictionary of the Drama: A Guide to the Plays, Play-wrights, Players, and by William Davenport Adams (1904)
"(2) A musical CUBE FOR THE heartache pastoral in two acts, ... Cure for the heartache (A). A comedy in five acts, by THOMAS MORTON (17.1'. ..."

2. The Chief American Poets: Selected Poems by Bryant, Poe, Emerson, Longfellow by Curtis Hidden Page (1905)
"... heartache — ne'er a hill ! Inexorable, vapid, vague and chill The drear sand-levels drain my spirit low. With one poor word they tell me all they know; ..."

3. The Aristocrats: Being the Impressions of the Lady Helen Pole During Her by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton (1901)
"... above all the heartache for the man whom no legal tie is always bringing back to them; but I think an insolent admission of it far preferable to ..."

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