coldhearted

adjective cold·heart·ed \ ˈkōld-ˈhär-təd \
|Updated on: 2 May 2018

Definition of coldhearted

: marked by lack of sympathy, interest, or sensitivity
  • coldhearted criminals
  • a coldhearted refusal

coldheartedly

adverb

coldheartedness

noun

Examples of coldhearted in a Sentence

  1. People are criticizing the government's coldhearted plans to stop funding programs for the poor.

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First Known Use of coldhearted

circa 1616

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  • : lacking kindness, sympathy, or sensitivity


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