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Princeton's WordNet

  1. grief, heartache, heartbreak, brokenheartednessnoun

    intense sorrow caused by loss of a loved one (especially by death)


  1. heartachenoun

    Very sincere and difficult emotional problems or stress

  2. Etymology: From *, from *, heortece, equivalent to.


  1. Heartache

    Hey Mister Heartache is the first single from Close, the 1988 album by British singer Kim Wilde. Although only a minor hit in Wilde's native UK, it was a Top 20 success throughout Europe and marked the beginning of a very successful year for the star — during which she would have a best-selling album, several more successful singles and support Michael Jackson on the European leg of his tour. "Hey Mister Heartache" featured vocals by Junior Giscombe, with whom Wilde had duetted on the Another Step (Closer to You) hit the previous year). However, this part of the song was edited down for the single version. The song was also extended for the 12" and CD-single formats, and a second 12" featuring the "Kilo Watt Remix" by Timmy Regisford was also released in the UK.


  1. heartache

    Heartache refers to emotional anguish or distress, typically caused by grief or loss, unrequited love, or other circumstances that induce deep, painful feelings of sorrow or disappointment. It is a metaphoric term indicating that the emotional pain is so intense it feels as if one's heart is aching.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Heartachenoun

    sorrow; anguish of mind; mental pang

  2. Etymology: [Cf. AS. heortece.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of heartache in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of heartache in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of heartache in a Sentence

  1. Proverb:

    If charity cost nothing and benevolence caused no heartache, the world would be full of philanthropists.

  2. Napolean Hill:

    Every adversity, every failure and every heartache carries with it the Seed of an equivalent or a greater Benefit.

  3. Linda Cope:

    This happened because of two fraternities causing heartache for these warriors and that should never have happened – never happened, shame on them. There was no excuse.

  4. Darren Huston:

    Heartache can be a flow of consciousness flying on the wings of love.

  5. Roma Downey:

    We approached the casting of the role cautiously, wanting to find an actor who could portray the right amount of compassion and humanity, juan Pablo Di Pace really is amazing. He brings such heart and soul to the series, and, I think, his relationship with the disciples is very evident -- first expressed through their heartache at the loss of him and then expressed through their elation at his resurrection and return to them.

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