heartwrenching

jj88

Senior Member
English, US
Hi,
Do you think using the word "heartwrenching" in a sentence would be overused and trite?
 
  • nmgadb

    Senior Member
    English - US
    No, I don't think the use of heart-wrenching would be overused unless you used it several times. It's a good descriptive word in my opinion.
    -Nathan
     

    Isotta

    Senior Member
    English, Hodgepodge
    Probably would, unless you were being sarcastic, cheeky, etc.

    If this is for a college essay, I would avoid "heartwrenching." Unless maybe, and only just, you're being funny by it.

    Z.
     

    Moogey

    Senior Member
    USA English
    I think it's perfectly ok as long as you're not aiming towards a poetic style of writing that reflects you -- i.e. something that's original :)

    -M
     
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