Hard-hearted
Hard-hearted Hard"-heart`ed (-h[aum]rt`[e^]d), a. Unsympathetic; inexorable; cruel; pitiless. -- {Hard"-heart`ed*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

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  • hard-hearted — (adj.) also hardhearted, obdurate, unfeeling, late 12c. (implied in heard heortnesse hard heartedness ); from HARD (Cf. hard) + HEARTED (Cf. hearted). Sometimes in Middle English also meaning bold, courageous (15c.). Related: Hard heartedly; hard …   Etymology dictionary

  • hard-hearted — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ unfeeling. DERIVATIVES hard heartedly adverb hard heartedness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • hard-hearted — adjective he s not nearly as hard hearted as he pretends to be Syn: unfeeling, heartless, cold, hard, callous, unsympathetic, uncaring, unloving, unconcerned, indifferent, unmoved, unkind, uncharitable, unemotional, cold hearted, cold blooded,… …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • hard-hearted — ADJ GRADED (disapproval) If you describe someone as hard hearted, you disapprove of the fact that they have no sympathy for other people and do not care if people are hurt or made unhappy. You would have to be pretty hard hearted not to feel… …   English dictionary

  • hard-hearted — [ˌhɑːd ˈhɑːtɪd] adj someone who is hard hearted has no sympathy for other people …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • hard-hearted — hard heart|ed [ ,hard hartəd ] adjective not able to feel sympathy or other positive emotions …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • hard-hearted — hard heart|ed [ˌha:d ˈha:tıd US ˌha:rd ˈha:r ] adj not caring about other people s feelings …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • hard-hearted — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. cruel, pitiless, ruthless, merciless, uncompassionate, callous, unsympathetic, tough, hard as nails (inf.). See insensibility. Ant., warm or softhearted. II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. cold,… …   English dictionary for students

  • hard-hearted — adj unfeeling, hard, cold, frigid, un merciful, pitiless, implacable; callous, marble hearted, fell, flinty, stony, indurated; aloof, distant, disdainful, stiff; insentient, impervious, indifferent, unsusceptible; untouched, unmoved, unstirred,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • hard-hearted — adjective Date: 13th century lacking in sympathetic understanding ; unfeeling, pitiless • hard heartedly adverb • hard heartedness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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