hardheartedness


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hard·heart·ed

 (härd′här′tĭd)
adj.
Lacking in feeling or compassion; pitiless and cold.

hard′heart′ed·ly adv.
hard′heart′ed·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hardheartedness - an absence of concern for the welfare of others
unconcern - a feeling of lack of concern
mercilessness, pitilessness, ruthlessness, cruelty - feelings of extreme heartlessness
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The general prevalence of agricultural pursuits of a quiet and gradual nature, not requiring those periodic seasons of hurry and pressure that are called for in the business of more southern districts, makes the task of the negro a more healthful and reasonable one; while the master, content with a more gradual style of acquisition, has not those temptations to hardheartedness which always overcome frail human nature when the prospect of sudden and rapid gain is weighed in the balance, with no heavier counterpoise than the interests of the helpless and unprotected.
He spoke of American support for what he called the oppression of the Palestinian people over the past 70 years and for the massacre and oppression of the Yemeni people in recent years as examples of US tyranny, adding, "Despite all these instances of mercilessness and hardheartedness, the US regime claims, in its international propaganda, that it advocates for human rights, rights of the oppressed and animal rights.
He stressed that support for oppression of Palestinian people in the past 70 years and support for the massacre and oppression of the Yemeni people are clear instances of the US tyranny, adding, "Despite all these instances of mercilessness and hardheartedness, the US regime claims, in its international propaganda, that it advocates for Human Rights, rights of the oppressed and animals rights.
Describing the repeated slapping of PSA on Tanveer Ahmed War of Baramulla as a brazen act of hardheartedness of the puppet administration, he said, 'On November 27, I was arrested and shifted to Central Jail, Srinagar.
Lacks of trust, mutual understanding and hardheartedness have created divisions and segregation among societies in specific pockets.
Hence, by degrees it has come to pass that working men have been surrendered, isolated and helpless, to the hardheartedness of employers and the greed of unchecked competition.
Those needing Lyssin have more hardheartedness and cruelty in their behavior and believe that they have suffered undeserved torture from their closest friends and relatives.
This led to the classic retort from Justice Brennan: "King Solomon did not, in fact, split the baby in two, and had he done so, I suspect that he would be remembered less for his wisdom than for his hardheartedness.
It may seem maudlin for us to urge libertarians to be more loving toward one and all, but nothing is gained by hardheartedness, and much is lost if our goal is to build a better world, a world infused not simply with respect for our fellows' natural rights but also with true compassion and care for all members of society, regardless of their current condition or what may seem to have been their own waywardness.
Missionary literature frequently expressed the content of this theological difference through bodily metaphors, such as blindness and hardheartedness, common biblical tropes associated with nonbelievers.
In deporting [people] to Sudan, Israel has crossed a red line and is not only violating its most basic obligation under international law, but demonstrating cruelty, hardheartedness and indifference to the fate of human beings," Assaf, the Aid Organisation for Refugees and Asylum Seekers, said in a statement quoted in Hretz.