hard-hearted

adjective

hard-heart·​ed ˈhärd-ˈhär-təd How to pronounce hard-hearted (audio)
: lacking in sympathetic understanding : unfeeling, pitiless
hard-heartedly adverb
hard-heartedness noun

Word History

First Known Use

13th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hard-hearted was in the 13th century

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Cite this Entry

“Hard-hearted.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hard-hearted. Accessed 4 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

hard-hearted

adjective

hard-heart·​ed
-ˈhärt-əd
hard-heartedly adverb
hard-heartedness noun
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