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Origin of hardhearted
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.
What a hard-hearted young ruffian to consent to take the life of his father with his own hands!Tales of the Wonder Club, Volume II|Alexander Huth
The eyes of every one, but the hard-hearted brother, caught tears from his.
He was not a hard-hearted man, and the inference he drew from this conclusion was very much in his nephews favour.Madonna Mary|Mrs. Oliphant
Cheered and warmed, refreshed in body and spirit, he entirely forgot the hard-hearted antiquary.
Write to me, my hard-hearted Sister, in what manner you please, I shall always be thankful to you for your notice.
also hardhearted, "obdurate, unfeeling," late 12c. (implied in heard-heortnesse "hard-heartedness"); from hard + hearted. Sometimes in Middle English also meaning "bold, courageous" (15c.). Related: Hard-heartedly; hard-heartedness. Hard-heart "hard-hearted person" was in late Old English.