Heartrending Synonyms: depressing, grievous, heartbreaking

Heartrending Sentence: The condition of the poor people in this city is heartrending.

Under The Lens: Heartrending Etymology

The word originated somewhere in the 1680s. Rend means to tear apart or cut violently into pieces. So heartrending describes something which tears your heart apart or causes you to feel great sympathy.

 

 

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