un·​com·​pas·​sion·​ate ˌən-kəm-ˈpa-sh(ə-)nət How to pronounce uncompassionate (audio)
: devoid of feeling, sympathy, or compassion
an uncompassionate statement/person/policy

Examples of uncompassionate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For example, very low compassion was rare in both men and women, but the few people who identified as very uncompassionate were much more likely to be men. Scientific American, 31 Jan. 2022 An uncompassionate person reading Kafka would simply give up. David Means, Harper's magazine, 10 Apr. 2019 Storr argues that this uncompassionate edge of self-esteemery dovetails with the economic ideas of Ayn Rand and the competitive individualism of her followers in neoliberal politics. Anthony Gottlieb, New York Times, 21 June 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1616, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of uncompassionate was circa 1616

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“Uncompassionate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uncompassionate. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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