Can someone explain the phrase "achingly beautiful"? I often find myself reaching for it, while being unsure how to break down the meaning of it.
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achingly Collins Dictionary
adverb [ADV adj/adv]
You can use achingly for emphasis when you are referring to things that create feelings of wanting something very much, but of not being able to have it. [written, emphasis] As in ... three achingly beautiful ballads.
beautiful - no definition needed
This is one of the most achingly beautiful cars in the world. The Sun (2007),
but you cannot have one!