Meaning | Synonyms
- attaining a state of grief
- very unhappy about something
- feeling Depressed
- feeling miserable about something
- under deep sadness
- going through a tough time
- being Joyless
- With a heavy heart, we had to leave the funeral ceremony.
- After the occurrence of such a terrible incident, I moved on ahead with a heavy heart.
- We left our farmhouse yesterday with a heavy heart to get back on the job.
- It was with a heavy heart that Dolly left her hometown and went abroad for her studies.
- I have a heavy heart since my Grandmother passed away; she was so close to me.
- Jackson likes listening to such heavy-hearted songs these days; I have no idea what is wrong with him.
The phrase might be originated from the Egyptian mythology that says that the dead ones would go for judgment after death and their heart will be weighed against the Feather of Truth if their heart will weigh less, and then they will be sent to heaven by Osiris, the God. But, if their heart will weigh more, then they will be put into the jaws of Ammit - a demoness and goddess in ancient Egyptian religion, she has the head of a crocodile, the body of a lion, and the backside of a hippopotamus.
See also lighten up.