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The breaking of a heart; great grief, anguish or distress.
heart +"Ž breaking
Tears formed in her eyes at the heartbreaking sound of his pain.
Cheating relationships can be heartbreaking and difficult to understand.
They don't do this on purpose, it's just that having to face an unflattering reality about a love partner is simply too heartbreaking for them.
Plucky minnows Wrexham, who knock out Premiership West Ham United with a heartbreaking goal in the final minute...?
Interestingly, the two children were named after the two main characters, Heathcliff and Catherine in the heartbreaking Emily Bronte novel Wuthering Heights.Ledger's parents divorced when he was 11.
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