heartless

adjective heart·less \ ˈhärt-ləs \
|Updated on: 16 Jul 2018

Definition of heartless

1 archaic : spiritless
2 : lacking feeling : cruel

heartlessly

adverb

heartlessness

noun

Examples of heartless in a Sentence

  1. a heartless boss who would fire people for missing work, even if they were sick as a dog

  2. his heartless whipping of runaway slaves virtually to the point of death shocked even other slave owners

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First Known Use of heartless

14th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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HEARTLESS Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of heartless for English Language Learners

  • : very cruel


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