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black-hearted Syllabification: black-heart·ed

Definition of black-hearted in English:

adjective

literary
Cruel and wicked; malevolent: a black-hearted villain
More example sentences
  • She is as ruthless, manipulative, and blackhearted a figure as we've ever seen on screen, but you cannot help but admire her for her devotion and single-mindedness of purpose.
  • This is blackhearted, underhanded, and criminal.
  • It would take some black-hearted schadenfreude to gloat over the comedian's 75-second quickie divorce from his 18-month civil partnership.

Derivatives

blackheartedness

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