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Definition 1: without or almost without hope - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where heartsick or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • despondent about his failure
  • too heartsick to fight back

Synonyms for heartsick in the sense of this definition

(heartsick is similar to ...) without hope because there seems to be no possibility of comfort or success

"in an agony of hopeless grief" "with a hopeless sigh he sat down"

Definition 2: full of sorrow - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for heartsick in the sense of this definition

(heartsick is similar to ...) experiencing or marked by or expressing sorrow especially that associated with irreparable loss

"sorrowful widows" "a sorrowful tale of death and despair" "sorrowful news" "even in laughter the heart is sorrowful"

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