Definition of hard-hearted in English:

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hard-hearted

Pronunciation: /ˌhɑːdˈhɑːtɪd/

adjective

Incapable of being moved to pity or tenderness; unfeeling: only the most hard-hearted man would not have offered comfort
More example sentences
  • People around thought he was cruel, unfeeling, hard-hearted.
  • Next a particular type of hard-hearted indifference is growing in this concrete jungle - people who have been living next door for years are found to be complete strangers.
  • Peter Costello has a lot of work to do to overcome the perception that he's a cold, distant, hard-hearted, city-centric economist.
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hard-heartedly

adverb
Example sentences
  • He reacts decisively and, at times, hard-heartedly to the necessities of the setting and the situation.
  • The latter are obviously on the fringes of the law, but it is very difficult to turn them away hard-heartedly when they land up at your doorstep with a cheerful namaste.
  • We speak of inhuman cruelty when atrocities are so hard-heartedly cruel that we cannot conceive of ourselves as inflicting them.

hard-heartedness

Pronunciation: /ˌhɑːdˈhɑːtɪdnəs/
noun
Example sentences
  • The hypocrisy and plain hard-heartedness of this administration beggars belief.
  • The hard-heartedness is a bit of a shock but what's really got me gobsmacked is intensity of people's views.
  • In his encyclical letter in 1891, Pope Leo XIII pulled no punches: ‘It has come to pass that working [people] have been surrendered, isolated and helpless, to the hard-heartedness of employers and the greed of unchecked competition.’

Words that rhyme with hard-hearted

downhearted, good-hearted, heavy-hearted, kind-hearted, light-hearted, lion-hearted, overparted, tender-hearted, uncharted, warm-hearted, wholehearted

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