: having or showing a lack of feeling or compassion for others : having an empty heart
Because you spend enormous physical and emotional energy at work, you return home empty-hearted. Those closest to you—your spouse and your children … —are footnotes in the big story of your life and career.The Herald (South Africa), 25 Oct. 2011

Word History

First Known Use

1603, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of empty-hearted was in 1603

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“Empty-hearted.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/empty-hearted. Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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