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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. heartbreaknoun

    overwhelming mental anguish or grief, especially that caused by loss or disappointment


  1. Heartbreak

    "Somebody's Heartbreak is a song co-written and recorded by American country music artist Hunter Hayes. It was released in October 2012 as the third single from his debut studio album, Hunter Hayes. Hayes co-wrote the song with Andrew Dorff and Luke Laird. "Somebody's Heartbreak" is about an aspiring lover being invited to break this person's heart. The song garnered positive reviews from critics who praised the production and lyrics being upbeat and witty. "Somebody's Heartbreak" peaked at number one on the Billboard Country Airplay chart, giving Hayes his second number-one country hit overall. The song also charted at numbers 7 and 54 on both the Hot Country Songs and Hot 100 charts respectively. The song was certified Platinum by the RIAA, and has sold 761,000 copies in the United States as of May 2013. The song received similar chart success in Canada, peaking at number 5 on the Country chart and number 66 on the Canadian Hot 100. An accompanying music video for the song, directed by Joel Stewart, features footage from his concert in the Rogers Arena and from autograph signings.


  1. heartbreak

    Heartbreak is an intense emotional distress or pain often caused by the loss of a loved one, a relationship breakup, extreme disappointment, or other profoundly upsetting life occurrences. It is often characterized by feelings of sadness, longing, despair, and sometimes physical discomfort.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Heartbreaknoun

    crushing sorrow or grief; a yielding to such grief

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of heartbreak in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of heartbreak in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of heartbreak in a Sentence

  1. Barack Obama:

    I've seen the heartbreak and anxiety of children whose mothers might be taken away from them just because they didn't have the right papers.

  2. Andreas Simic:

    Heartache and heartbreak are two paths that most of us must cross at some point in our lives. It is inevitable.”

  3. Abby Wambach:

    Heartbreak never goes away but now we have an opportunity, and it's not about revenge or avenging that loss because this team is different, i feel an air of confidence (for the World Cup final).

  4. Sean Stewart, Perfect Circle, 2004:

    There are so many different ways lives work out, so many stories, and every one of them is precious: full of joy and heartbreak, and a fair amount of situation comedy.

  5. Andreas Simic:

    Without desire one has little motivation to pursue any meaningful and passionate endeavours. Motivation by fear or threat leads to heartbreak and tragedy at some point.” Andreas Simic

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