Definition of empty–hearted

  1. :  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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to cast off or become cast off

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