empty-hearted

adjective

Definition of empty-hearted

: 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

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1603, in the meaning defined above

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“Empty-hearted.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/empty-hearted. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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