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heartless

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of heartless

  1. 1 having or showing a lack of sympathy or tender feelings a heartless boss who would fire people for missing work, even if they were sick as a dog Synonyms of heartless affectless, 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, unsympatheticWords Related to heartless boorish, 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, frostyNear Antonyms of heartless benevolent, benignant, gentle, kind; clement, indulgent, lenient, mild; cordial, friendly, good-natured, good-tempered, gracious; tolerant, understanding; affectionate, fond, lovingAntonyms of heartless charitable, compassionate, humane, kindhearted, kindly, merciful, sensitive, softhearted, sympathetic, tender, tenderhearted, warm, warmhearted

  2. 2 having or showing the desire to inflict severe pain and suffering on others his heartless whipping of runaway slaves virtually to the point of death shocked even other slave owners Synonyms of heartless atrocious, barbaric, barbarous, brutal, brute, butcherly, fiendish, cruel, inhuman, inhumane, sadistic, savage, truculent, vicious, wantonWords Related to heartless hard-hearted, ironhearted, merciless, pitiless, ruthless, stonyhearted, unfeeling; fell, ferocious, grim; bloodthirsty, cutthroat, murderous, sanguinary, sanguine; catty, despiteful, hateful, malevolent, malicious, malign, malignant, mean, nasty, spiteful, vindictive; draconian, draconic, hardhanded, harsh, heavy-handed, oppressiveNear Antonyms of heartless tender, warm, warmhearted; charitable, clement, lenient, merciful, pitying; pacific, peaceable, peacefulAntonyms of heartless benign, benignant, compassionate, good-hearted, humane, kind, kindhearted, sympathetic, tenderhearted



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