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heavy-hearted +‎ -ness


heavy-heartedness (uncountable)

  1. sadness, depression, or melancholy.
    • 2003, David M. Delo, Beyond the Tears and Laughter: Insights from a Manic Depressive, →ISBN, page 99:
      After a month or two of heavy-heartedness, I told myself, Time out, David. When your car breaks down, you see a mechanic, when you need money, you go to the bank; so when you can't figure out what's going on in your head, go find a shrink.