cold-hearted


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cold-heart·ed

(kōld′här′tĭd)
adj.
Devoid of sympathy or feeling.

cold′-heart′ed·ly adv.
cold′-heart′ed·ness n.

cold-hearted

adj
lacking in feeling or warmth; unkind
ˌcold-ˈheartedly adv
ˌcold-ˈheartedness n

cold′-heart′ed



adj.
lacking sympathy or feeling; indifferent; unkind.
[1600–10]
cold′-heart′ed•ly, adv.
cold′-heart′ed•ness, n.
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cold-hearted

[ˈkəʊldˈhɑːtɪd] ADJinsensible, cruel

cold-hearted

[ˌkəʊldˈhɑːtɪd] adjinsensibile
References in classic literature ?
The men aboard-ship, he told me, seemed at first just as strange to him as the Beast Men seemed to me,--unnaturally long in the leg, flat in the face, prominent in the forehead, suspicious, dangerous, and cold-hearted.
As for him, for the first week or two, he was peevish and low, fretting, I suppose, over his dear Annabella's departure, and particularly ill-tempered to me: everything I did was wrong; I was cold-hearted, hard, insensate; my sour, pale face was perfectly repulsive; my voice made him shudder; he knew not how he could live through the winter with me; I should kill him by inches.
Men are sometimes stabbed to the heart, shot to the heart; but as to speaking from the heart, or to the heart, or being warm- hearted, or cold-hearted, or broken-hearted, or being all heart, or having no heart--pah
Great and mighty is the power of cold-hearted scorn, for thou with thine own eyes hast seen Altisidora slain, not by arrows, nor by the sword, nor by any warlike weapon, nor by deadly poisons, but by the thought of the sternness and scorn with which I have always treated her.
The play costs the performers too much, and the audience is too cold-hearted.
She is a cold-hearted, vain woman, who has married entirely from convenience, and though evidently unhappy in her marriage, places her disappointment not to faults of judgment, or temper, or disproportion of age, but to her being, after all, less affluent than many of her acquaintance, especially than her sister, Lady Stornaway, and is the determined supporter of everything mercenary and ambitious, provided it be only mercenary and ambitious enough.
A letter of his shows in its very first sentence that he came under that friendly roof like a cold-hearted villain as he was, with the deliberate intention of debauching a confiding, innocent girl.
Based on "A Christmas Carol" novella by Charles Dickens, the plot revolves around a cold-hearted man who is visited by many ghosts that come to him to change his life during Christmas.
And the manner in which the Spanish striker was told his services were no longer required this week was delivered in cold-hearted fashion, via text.
DURING the last few days I have once again had to listen to the rabid rantings on TV and radio of the Chingford Skinhead, aka Norman Tebbit, whose own role as Secretary of State for Trade & Industry in the events around Orgreave should obviously support the cold-hearted decision of Amber Rudd not to hold an inquiry into these events.
It would be wrong for him to suffer simply because of your coldhearted stealing and your cold-hearted approach," he said.
KUWAIT, Feb 22 (KUNA) -- First hand-written book in Kuwait dated back to 1682 and th first printed one was in 1947; a novel headlined "Story of the Cold-Hearted," according to the Kuwaiti researcher Saleh Al-Mesbah.