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[fawls-hahr-tid] /ˈfɔlsˈhɑr tɪd/
having a false or treacherous heart; deceitful; perfidious.
Origin of false-hearted
First recorded in 1565-75
Related forms
false-heartedly, adverb
false-heartedness, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • What do you mean by leaving a man in this state, three weeks and more, you false-hearted wagabond?'

    Oliver Twist, Illustrated Charles Dickens
  • To Alden, who knew the false-hearted beauty so well, all this was surprising.

    Victor's Triumph Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth
  • Yet, so false-hearted and treacherous were they, that one could never be for a moment certain what impression was made.

    The Captive in Patagonia Benjamin Franklin Bourne
  • Then the Khan set his hounds upon us, for he was mad and false-hearted.

    Ayesha H. Rider Haggard
  • Many vile traitors have ascended those steps,” he said, “but none so false-hearted, none so bloodthirsty as you.

    Guy Fawkes William Harrison Ainsworth
  • So all pitied the poor Vicar, despised his uppish, false-hearted wife, and most hated the young squire.

    The Life of Thomas Wanless, Peasant Alexander Johnstone Wilson
  • Magnus, it is impossible to deny that the male sex—lords and all—are most dreadfully deceitful and false-hearted.

    The Widow Barnaby Frances Trollope
  • While he was in this state of love-lorn blindness the false-hearted knight Sir Mordred rode up with purpose to joust.

  • But others are false-hearted: and those that have but a cold religion will easily be drawn or driven from their religion.

  • Marry, it is my poor friend Louis Sprenger; and I'll never be so false-hearted as to deny my bachelor.

    Anne of Geierstein Walter Scott

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