un·​com·​pas·​sion·​ate | \ ˌən-kəm-ˈpa-sh(ə-)nət How to pronounce uncompassionate (audio) \

Definition of uncompassionate

: devoid of feeling, sympathy, or compassion an uncompassionate statement/person/policy

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Recent Examples on the Web An uncompassionate person reading Kafka would simply give up. David Means, Harper's magazine, "A writer alone with the work," 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, "How We Got to Be So Self-Absorbed: The Long Story," 21 June 2018

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First Known Use of uncompassionate

circa 1616, in the meaning defined above

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“Uncompassionate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uncompassionate. Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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