hard-hearted

adjective hard-heart·ed \ ˈhärd-ˈhär-təd \

Definition of hard-hearted

:lacking in sympathetic understanding :unfeeling, pitiless

hard-heartedly

adverb

hard-heartedness

noun

First Known Use of hard-hearted

13th century


HARD-HEARTED Defined for English Language Learners

hard-hearted

adjective

Definition of hard-hearted for English Language Learners

  • : having or showing no kindness or sympathy for other people


HARD-HEARTED Defined for Kids

hardhearted

adjective hard·heart·ed \ ˈhärd-ˈhär-təd \

Definition of hardhearted for Students

:showing or feeling no pity :unfeeling


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