- unfeeling; unmerciful; pitiless.
Origin of hardhearted
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heartless, merciless, mean, unforgiving.
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Examples from the Web for hard-hearted
Against such a background, the political satirist must be hard-nosed, hard-hearted and—it must be said—self-interested.Electing a Punch Line
October 20, 2008
Sure nobody had ever so insolent, so hard-hearted a brother, as I have!
Now the hard-hearted Bella interlards her speech with invective!
But it brought no solace to the mind of the weak, hard-hearted, and guilty son.Salted With Fire
She was a stern, austere, hard-hearted woman, whom nobody loved.Queen Elizabeth
Then you must collect your debt, as other hard-hearted creditors do—by force.
- unkind or intolerant
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Word Origin and History for hard-hearted
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