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Definition of Broken


  1. of Break
  2. Separated into parts or pieces by violence; divided into fragments; as, a broken chain or rope; a broken dish.
  3. Disconnected; not continuous; also, rough; uneven; as, a broken surface.
  4. Fractured; cracked; disunited; sundered; strained; apart; as, a broken reed; broken friendship.
  5. Made infirm or weak, by disease, age, or hardships.
  6. Subdued; humbled; contrite.
  7. Subjugated; trained for use, as a horse.
  8. Crushed and ruined as by something that destroys hope; blighted.
  9. Not carried into effect; not adhered to; violated; as, a broken promise, vow, or contract; a broken law.
  10. Ruined financially; incapable of redeeming promises made, or of paying debts incurred; as, a broken bank; a broken tradesman.
  11. Imperfectly spoken, as by a foreigner; as, broken English; imperfectly spoken on account of emotion; as, to say a few broken words at parting.

Broken Quotations

Love myself I do. Not everything, but I love the good as well as the bad. I love my crazy lifestyle, and I love my hard discipline. I love my freedom of speech and the way my eyes get dark when I'm tired. I love that I have learned to trust people with my heart, even if it will get broken. I am proud of everything that I am and will become.
Johnny Weir

The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.
Ernest Hemingway

It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.
Frederick Douglass

I write about the power of trying, because I want to be okay with failing. I write about generosity because I battle selfishness. I write about joy because I know sorrow. I write about faith because I almost lost mine, and I know what it is to be broken and in need of redemption. I write about gratitude because I am thankful - for all of it.
Kristin Armstrong

I define a 'good person' as somebody who is fully conscious of their own limitations. They know their strengths, but they also know their 'shadow' - they know their weaknesses. In other words, they understand that there is no good without bad. Good and evil are really one, but we have broken them up in our consciousness. We polarize them.
John Bradshaw
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Broken Translations

broken in Afrikaans is stukkend
broken in Dutch is defect, stuk, kapot
broken in German is kaputt, kaputt, geknickt, gebrochene, gebrochen
broken in Latin is concisus, infractus
broken in Portuguese is quebrado
broken in Spanish is defectuoso, estropeado, roto