hardhearted

[ hahrd-hahr-tid ]
/ ˈhɑrdˈhɑr tɪd /

adjective

unfeeling; unmerciful; pitiless.

Nearby words

  1. hardhead,
  2. hardhead sponge,
  3. hardheaded,
  4. hardheadedly,
  5. hardheads,
  6. hardheartedly,
  7. hardicanute,
  8. hardie,
  9. hardihood,
  10. hardily

Origin of hardhearted

1175–1225; Middle English hardherted. See hard, hearted

Related formshard·heart·ed·ly, adverbhard·heart·ed·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for hard-hearted

hardhearted

/ (ˌhɑːdˈhɑːtɪd) /

adjective

unkind or intolerant
Derived Formshardheartedly, adverbhardheartedness, noun

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Word Origin and History for hard-hearted

hard-hearted

adj.

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.

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