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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. 2018.
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  • To Alden, who knew the false-hearted beauty so well, all this was surprising.

    Victor's Triumph Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth
  • It was that false-hearted woman gave you these precious maxims.

    One Of Them Charles James Lever
  • Then the Khan set his hounds upon us, for he was mad and false-hearted.

    Ayesha H. Rider Haggard
  • 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
  • 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
  • For Athalbrand, as I learned afterwards, was a scheming and a false-hearted man.

    The Wanderer's Necklace H. Rider Haggard
  • The false-hearted Ferdinand forgot not that he had been the right arm of the Angevine party.

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

  • 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
  • Here was the son of the false-hearted savage who had accepted his money, agreed to do his work, and then turned against him.


    John William De Forest

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