Synonyms for heartrending

Synonyms for (adjective) heartrending

Synonyms: heartbreaking, heartrending, grievous

Definition: causing or marked by grief or anguish

Usage: a grievous loss; a grievous cry; her sigh was heartbreaking; the heartrending words of Rabin's granddaughter

Similar words: sorrowful

Definition: experiencing or marked by or expressing sorrow especially that associated with irreparable loss

Usage: sorrowful widows; a sorrowful tale of death and despair; sorrowful news; even in laughter the heart is sorrowful- Proverbs 14:13