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heart-rending

see definition of heart-rending
  • as insad
  • as intouching
  • as intragic
  • as indolorous
  • as ingrievous
  • as inharrowing
  • as inheartbreaking
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Synonyms for heart-rending

adj unfortunate, distressing
  • bad
  • dark
  • depressing
  • dismal
  • miserable
  • moving
  • pathetic
  • pitiful
  • poignant
  • regrettable
  • serious
  • sorry
  • tragic
  • unhappy
  • calamitous
  • dejecting
  • deplorable
  • disastrous
  • discomposing
  • discouraging
  • disheartening
  • dispiriting
  • dreary
  • funereal
  • grave
  • grievous
  • hapless
  • heart-rending
  • joyless
  • lachrymose
  • lamentable
  • lugubrious
  • melancholic
  • oppressive
  • pitiable
  • saddening
  • shabby
  • tear-jerking
  • tearful
  • unsatisfactory
  • upsetting
  • wretched

Antonyms for heart-rending

  • advantageous
  • blessed
  • bright
  • cheerful
  • encouraging
  • fortunate
  • glad
  • good
  • happy
  • hopeful
  • joyful
  • light
  • lucky
  • pleasant
  • right
  • unaffecting
  • worthwhile
  • great
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

grievous

adjective. severe, painful; serious
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.
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