: lacking sympathy or benevolence : unfeeling, callous, hard-hearted

Word History


rough entry 1 + hearted

First Known Use

1825, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of roughhearted was in 1825

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“Roughhearted.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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