unfeeling; unkind; unsympathetic; harsh; cruel: heartless words; a heartless ruler.
Archaic. lacking courage or enthusiasm; spiritless; disheartened.
- heart·less·ly, adverb
- heart·less·ness, noun
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How to use heartless in a sentence
It’s easy to say these are big companies that own a lot of units and are heartless, but I think a significant number of units are mom-and-pop rental units.Delays, Frustrations Still Plague Local Rental Relief Programs | Maya Srikrishnan | May 27, 2021 | Voice of San Diego
Tinder feels heartless, Yik Yak quickly descended into hate speech, Reddit is too often misogynistic.
These leagues and athletes contorting themselves beyond normal recognition aren’t doing so only because of mindless momentum, or to satisfy heartless television executives.Sports aren’t joyless. Just watch Sixers Piano Girl. | Dan Steinberg | January 21, 2021 | Washington Post
The cruel and heartless local Skyline megachurch, which we attended when I was a kid, whose website lies that “you more likely to die from a lightning strike than the Covid-19 virus.”
I never imagined people could be that callous and heartless and cruel.
It is deeply moving, so much so that you have to be pretty heartless not to be touched by this wrenching account.
But the Sawyer case, combined with the heartless parsimony of all lethal outbreaks, means that the truth will out and soon.
In California, Christie shot back: “That is not a heartless position, that is a common-sense position.”
Some offenders are literally coldblooded, heartless killers.
Remember the flak that Texas Gov. Rick Perry took last cycle for calling critics of illegal immigrants “heartless”?Ted Cruz, the Anti-Rubio Who Is Determined to Stop Immigration Reform | David Catanese | May 2, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Poor Hephzibah obeyed; she little suspected the heartless trick played at her expense.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3) | Charles James Wills
Her life at home is too quiet for her, she has few friends and no education; you call me heartless.Tessa Wadsworth's Discipline | Jennie M. Drinkwater
Carry, and one or two more were grave; and an indignant voice said, "How wickedly heartless!"Alone | Marion Harland
Yes; and I also dare to tell M. d'Infreville that his conduct towards his wife has been both disgraceful and heartless.The Seven Cardinal Sins: Envy and Indolence | Eugne Sue
The heartless, unthinking girls tripped gaily down to the carriage, and drove off.Newton Forster | Captain Frederick Marryat
British Dictionary definitions for heartless
unkind or cruel; hard-hearted
- heartlessly, adverb
- heartlessness, noun
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