- lacking sympathy or feeling; indifferent; unkind.
Origin of cold-hearted
First recorded in 1600–10
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Examples from the Web for cold-hearted
You have heard me described as cold-hearted, calculating, selfish—'Barnaby Rudge
Let the cold-hearted and the old say what they will, youth is the time for moral bravery.Rattlin the Reefer
Which was a logical and cold-hearted way of looking at things.
In fact, logical and cold-hearted could describe any Pyrran activity.
This was the language of the cold-hearted foe, secure of superior power.Cleopatra, Complete
- lacking in feeling or warmth; unkind
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Word Origin and History for cold-hearted
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