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Lacking in feeling or compassion; pitiless and cold.

hard′heart′ed·ly adv.
hard′heart′ed·ness n.


unkind or intolerant
ˌhardˈheartedly adv
ˌhardˈheartedness n


(ˈhɑrdˈhɑr tɪd)

unfeeling; unmerciful; pitiless.
hard′heart′ed•ly, adv.
hard′heart′ed•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.hardhearted - lacking in feeling or pity or warmth
soft-boiled, softhearted - easily moved to pity or sorrow; "a softhearted judge"
2.hardhearted - devoid of feeling for othershardhearted - devoid of feeling for others; "an unfeeling wretch"
uncompassionate - lacking compassion or feeling for others; "nor silver-shedding tears could penetrate her uncompassionate sire"- Shakespeare


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Although after the death of Banda Buhadar the Sikhs were without leader and hardheartedly treated by the government but the courage in their hearts could not pack down, most of them fled towards jungles, deserts and hills of Rajputana and Bikanir and plundered the caravans and government officers for vengeance and also to meet their basic necessities of life.
One should recognize open hardheartedly that women entrepreneurs are confronting with critical issues and certain barriers which are creating problems in doing business.
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