Student Thesaurus

One entry found for heartrending.
Entry Word: heartrending
Function: adjective
Text: 1 causing unhappiness <heartrending photos of victims of the famine> -- see SAD 2
2 hard to accept or bear especially emotionally <a heartrending choice between saving his daughter or his son> -- see BITTER 2
3 of a kind to cause great distress <heartrending memories of all the terrible crimes he'd committed and was sorry for now> -- see REGRETTABLE
4 deserving of one's pity <the heartrending way the starving child held out his hands for food> -- see PATHETIC 1