[ ahy-ern-hahr-tid ]
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  1. cruel; heartless; unfeeling.

Origin of iron-hearted

First recorded in 1610–20

Other words from iron-hearted

  • i·ron-heart·ed·ly, adverb
  • i·ron-heart·ed·ness, noun

Words Nearby iron-hearted Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use iron-hearted in a sentence

  • Then again they would be as iron-hearted in their demands, as though we were free from sufferings, and in affluent circumstances.

  • But the Pincheyra was one of those iron-hearted men who took no account of apparently impossible things.

    The Flying Horseman | Gustave Aimard
  • They were not such as that iron-hearted leader would have chosen for the terrible warfare which he had in view.

    The Lily and the Totem | William Gilmore Simms
  • "Bad luck attind me if I don't shake it out o' you, you iron-hearted ould Craysus," replied the other, doggedly.

    The Bunsby papers | John Brougham
  • The name tells of disaster and suffering, but does no justice to the iron-hearted constancy of the sufferer.