- having a cruel heart; lacking kindness, compassion, etc.
Origin of cruelhearted
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Examples from the Web for cruel-hearted
I might say that I believed her to be a cruel-hearted woman.The Captain of the Pole-Star and Other Tales
Arthur Conan Doyle
Perhaps the heroism of Musali awed even the cruel-hearted Mujasi.The Book of Missionary Heroes
Dear Sir—Many years ago it was my misfortune to be jilted in love by a cruel-hearted woman.Cole's Funny Picture Book No. 1
Edward William Cole
But, though almost daily imbruing his hands in the blood of Bruin, Mik-hoo-tah had not become an impious or cruel-hearted man.
This attendant was a carpenter or mechanic of some kind; was a tall, lean, bald-headed, cruel-hearted man.