heartbreak, grief, happy, anguish, despair, brokenheartedness.
If everyone had a heartache
like hers, or even the memory of such a heartache,
it would make too monstrous a world, too deplorable a human race.
Had he spoken frankly he would have saved Elsa many a bitter heartache,
many a weary day.
Greek, for once, failed to ease his heartache,
and the Iliad seemed singularly over- strained and deadly dull.