hard-heartedness
noun see hard-hearted

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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

  • Hard-heartedness — Hard hearted Hard heart ed ( h[aum]rt [e^]d), a. Unsympathetic; inexorable; cruel; pitiless. {Hard heart ed*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hard-heartedness — hard heartˈedness noun • • • Main Entry: ↑hard …   Useful english dictionary

  • hard-heartedness — insensitivity, cruelty, lack of pity …   English contemporary dictionary

  • 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

  • Heartedness — Heart ed*ness, n. Earnestness; sincerity; heartiness. [R.] Clarendon. [1913 Webster] Note: See also the Note under {Hearted}. The analysis of the compounds gives hard hearted + ness, rather than hard + heartedness, etc. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

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

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

  • hard-hearted — adjective unfeeling. Derivatives hard heartedly adverb hard heartedness noun …   English new terms dictionary

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