Definition of heartless in English:

heartless

Line breaks: heart|less
Pronunciation: /ˈhɑːtləs
 
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adjective

Displaying a complete lack of feeling or consideration: heartless thieves stole the pushchair of a two-year-old boy
More example sentences
  • So when heartless thieves ransacked and stole decorations from outside his Netley home he was devastated.
  • The mother of an ill baby has hit out at a major gas supplier for leaving her without power after heartless thieves stole her gas credit card.
  • A mother has hit out at heartless thieves who stole her son's memorial from a lamp-post.
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heartlessly

adverb
More example sentences
  • She had never been lectured so brutally, so heartlessly!
  • Our minister of justice is getting paid very well, I'm sure, for being assigned this position, but in the meantime he can heartlessly look the other way, and allow innocent people's lives to be destroyed.
  • ‘Mothers, who were accused of heartlessly abandoning their babies will be better understood as the young girls who were left no options by elders of the past,’ she says.

heartlessness

noun
More example sentences
  • This is where the cruelty and heartlessness comes in.
  • Afterwards I asked the people with me why they tolerated such brutal dishonesty and heartlessness.
  • The common understanding of this poem centres on its heartlessness, how inhuman, etc.

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