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[blak-hahr-tid] /ˈblækˈhɑr tɪd/
disposed to doing or wishing evil; malevolent; malicious.
Origin of black-hearted
First recorded in 1840-50
Related forms
black-heartedly, adverb
black-heartedness, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Get out your iron cubes for my fingers, you black-hearted villain!

    The Pirate of Panama William MacLeod Raine
  • But I'm sure,' finished Bell, with a vigorous nod, 'that he's a black-hearted Nero.

    The Bishop's Secret

    Fergus Hume
  • In the same way, he'd like to pose as a black-hearted villain.

    The Brentons Anna Chapin Ray
  • You are too late with your news, you black-hearted scoundrels!

    Gil the Gunner George Manville Fenn
  • Why, you black-hearted informer, see now what you've made by your cunnin'.

    Fardorougha, The Miser William Carleton
  • And of course he had men as black-hearted as himself with him.

    The Great Sioux Trail Joseph Altsheler
  • "That's the name I always went by," said the black-eyed, black-hearted man.

    On a Donkey's Hurricane Deck R. Pitcher Woodward
  • Aunt, for heaven's sake, believe not that black-hearted villain.

    The Deacon Horace C. Dale
  • "He is a black-hearted scoundrel," said the old baronet, wrathfully.

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