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.
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cold-hearted

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

adjective
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Translations

cold-hearted

[ˈkəʊldˈhɑːtɪd] ADJinsensible, cruel
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cold-hearted

[ˌkəʊldˈhɑːtɪd] adjinsensibile
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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. In fact, he did not like men: his heart had warmed to me, he thought, because he had saved my life.
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."
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