Meaning of heartstricken in English:

heartstricken

Pronunciation /ˈhɑːtstrɪk(ə)n/

adjective

  • Stricken to the heart; affected with strong emotion, typically mental anguish, dismay, or love.

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in Lancelot Andrewes (1555–1626), bishop of Winchester. From heart + stricken.