cold-hearted

[ kohld-hahr-tid ]
/ ˈkoʊldˈhɑr tɪd /

adjective

lacking sympathy or feeling; indifferent; unkind.

Nearby words

  1. cold-chisel,
  2. cold-cock,
  3. cold-cure resin,
  4. cold-draw,
  5. cold-drawn,
  6. cold-pack,
  7. cold-patch,
  8. cold-pressed,
  9. cold-roll,
  10. cold-rolled

Origin of cold-hearted

First recorded in 1600–10

Related formscold·heart·ed·ly, adjectivecold-heart·ed·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for cold-hearted

cold-hearted

adjective

lacking in feeling or warmth; unkind
Derived Formscold-heartedly, adverbcold-heartedness, noun

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Word Origin and History for cold-hearted

cold-hearted

adj.

c.1600, from cold (adj.) + hearted. Originally in Shakespeare. Old English had cealdheort (adj.) "cruel."

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