Definition of gutted in English:



  • Bitterly disappointed or upset.

    ‘I know how gutted the players must feel’
    • ‘I was absolutely gutted - this car was my pride and joy, like a third member of the family.’
    • ‘I am very upset and basically gutted for Philip, his partner and two young children.’
    • ‘I would be gutted if he had to go back; it upsets me just to think about it.’
    • ‘Anyone who put all their funds into a technology fund as they peaked with the tax deadline must be gutted.’
    • ‘If we think we are gutted, let's just imagine what the players must be feeling like.’
    • ‘How gutted must he have felt when he learnt his big brother had had his way with her before him.’
    • ‘I am well gutted to have to pull out but there will be another opportunity in two years' time and I hope to be able to sign up for that.’
    • ‘I was really gutted about loosing out but another one will be along soon!’
    • ‘I'm feeling a bit gutted, we've wanted to marry for a while now and it's been one draw back after another.’
    • ‘But I was gutted for a second as the plane took off to realise my dad hadn't turned up at the airport to meet us.’
    • ‘I remember phoning him on the morning when the initial squad was announced and he was absolutely gutted.’
    • ‘They were gutted when they found out their efforts had been passed over.’
    • ‘You're gutted if you're not involved in a league game, never mind a cup final.’
    • ‘Another employee was also left gutted by the bombshell news and is now scouring the job market.’
    • ‘Today she is gutted that she has never been invited to take part in one of the most popular reality shows on TV.’
    • ‘My hair is a mess, for having had my hands run through it, and I'm really gutted.’
    • ‘I was gutted to leave, but being based in Kent, it was a five hour drive home.’
    • ‘She was understood to be gutted after the failed audition in London and both her and mum Wendy leave in tears.’
    • ‘He didn't get into art school, and was gutted at the time, though it's all worked out lovely now.’
    • ‘I was gutted about it, to say the least.’
    saddened, upset, let down, disheartened, downhearted, cast down, downcast, depressed, dispirited, discouraged, despondent, dismayed, crestfallen, distressed, chagrined