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synonyms for heartbreaking

  • affecting
  • agonizing
  • calamitous
  • dire
  • distressing
  • heart-wrenching
  • poignant
  • sad
  • touching
  • tragic
  • unfortunate
  • afflictive
  • bitter
  • cheerless
  • deplorable
  • grievous
  • heart-rending
  • joyless
  • lamentable
  • moving
  • pitiful
  • regrettable

antonyms for heartbreaking

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  • blessed
  • comforting
  • fortunate
  • good
  • happy
  • lucky
  • exhilarating
  • heartwarming
  • joyous
  • wonderful
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How to use heartbreaking in a sentence

Kaufman is so tightly associated with a kind of brain-twisting, darkly comical metaphysical and existential style that it’s possible to talk about movies being “Kaufman-esque,” meaning they’re weird, a bit confusing, and usually pretty heartbreaking.
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It felt to Frailey like a heartbreaking and incomplete way to end a years-long relationship.
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She said she found claims about the show’s environment to be “heartbreaking,” the trade publication said, citing unidentified sources.
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It’s a heartbreaking conceit, but it’s hard to plan for a future that doesn’t feel guaranteed.
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Personally, it is very frustrating and heartbreaking to hear their stories.
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Since January I have had two severe illnesses, my boy, and some heartbreaking anxiety over Fanny; and am only now convalescing.
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It is heartbreaking to see them die here like dogs, with no one to say Godspeed.
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He was interrupted by a cry, a single shrill, heartbreaking cry; and Philip fell senseless to the ground.
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It was a long, discouraging, heartbreaking struggle by which he gained his first vantage-ground.
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It is heartbreaking to see the thousands and thousands of bright-eyed boys and girls growing up amid such hopeless surroundings.
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