Examples of heartless in a Sentence
a heartless boss who would fire people for missing work, even if they were sick as a dog
his heartless whipping of runaway slaves virtually to the point of death shocked even other slave owners
Recent Examples of heartless from the Web
Duterte had promised to fill Manila Bay with the bodies of traffickers, but support for his drug war may flip once people realize that many of those killed are not heartless criminals, but regular people, and sometimes the innocent.
Often GOP proposals involve reform ideas that critics and even fellow Republicans cast as callous or heartless.
The airline now realizes that such a reduction in size would be cruel, heartless, verging on the sadistic.
From Senate Finance Committee ranking member Ron Wyden (D-Ore.): GOP health plan is heartless.
And for decades, knowing what a heartless place Iraq has historically been to Christians — attacks, beheadings, mutilations, cold-blooded murder for refusal to convert — America would not deport even those who violated their immigration terms.
So what of the fate of a heartless-mechanical heart Bill, who is now a Mondasian Cyberman after waiting in vain for the Doctor to find her?
In short, this bill is immoral, heartless, and cruel.
State health care advocates labeled the Senate plan as heartless, the same way the House bill passed last month was received.
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First Known Use of heartless
Synonymsaffectless, callous, case-hardened, cold-blooded, compassionless, desensitized, hard-boiled, hard-hearted, hard, indurate, inhuman, inhumane, insensate, insensitive, ironhearted, merciless, obdurate, pachydermatous, pitiless, remorseless, ruthless, slash-and-burn, soulless, stony (also stoney), stonyhearted, take-no-prisoners, thick-skinned, uncharitable, unfeeling, unmerciful, unsparing, unsympathetic
Antonymscharitable, compassionate, humane, kindhearted, kindly, merciful, sensitive, softhearted, sympathetic, tender, tenderhearted, warm, warmhearted
Related Wordsboorish, heedless, inconsiderate, thoughtless, uncaring, unfriendly, unloving, unthinking; grim, hard-bitten, harsh, heavy-handed, ironfisted, ironhanded, jackbooted, knock-down, drag-out (or knock-down-and-drag-out), oppressive, rough, rough-and-tumble, severe, sledgehammer, stern, tough, ungentle; abusive, acrimonious, disagreeable, hateful, ill-natured, ill-tempered, malevolent, malicious, mean, rancorous, spiteful, surly, virulent; barbarous, bestial, brutal, brutish, cruel, evil-minded, savage, vicious; austere, cold, frosty
Near Antonymsbenevolent, benignant, gentle, kind; clement, indulgent, lenient, mild; cordial, friendly, good-natured, good-tempered, gracious; tolerant, understanding; affectionate, fond, loving
HEARTLESS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of heartless for English Language Learners
: very cruel
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