having a false or treacherous heart; deceitful; perfidious.

Origin of false-hearted

First recorded in 1565–75
Related formsfalse-heart·ed·ly, adverbfalse-heart·ed·ness, noun
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Examples from the Web for false-hearted

Historical Examples of false-hearted

  • 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.


    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