[ kroo-uhl-hahr-tid ]

  1. having a cruel heart; lacking kindness, compassion, etc.

Origin of cruelhearted

First recorded in 1585–95; cruel + hearted Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use cruelhearted in a sentence

  • From the byways of this late cruel-hearted village came women, surely not cruel-hearted after all.

    The Broken Gate | Emerson Hough
  • Once I was happy among my people, but now all my joy has gone since thou hast come to torment me, O cruel-hearted Ahti!'

  • She is grieving secretly at the thought of losing me, as she lost her bitter, cruel-hearted Mary.

    Fan | W.H. Hudson (AKA Henry Harford)
  • The parrot retorted, “It is not true that males are wicked, but females are wicked and cruel-hearted.”

    The Kath Sarit Sgara | Somadeva Bhatta
  • But, though almost daily imbruing his hands in the blood of Bruin, Mik-hoo-tah had not become an impious or cruel-hearted man.