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.
'We have been impelled to separate from Sp[ain] by her abusive behavior, hardheartedness, treachery and other degradations that no Mother should inflict upon any child...'
Nevertheless, he urges us to consider that it is not only migrants and refugees who are the victims of our hardheartedness. Those of us who turn a blind eye, who tell ourselves, "It doesn't concern me; it's none of my business!", are also the losers.
Before we judge the disciples not only for their hardheadedness but also for their hardheartedness, we have to take a step back and remind ourselves that these were Jesus' closest friends.
'Casaysayan' introduces the reasons with this sentence: 'We have been impelled to separate from Sp(Spain here but in the original Tagalog text it is 'E,' meaning Espana) by her abusive behavior, hardheartedness, treachery and other degradations that no Mother should inflict upon the child'It the begins to enumerate the reasons.
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.
Hardheadedness will not so easily excuse hardheartedness."
Thus, Matlala was a man of unfathomable cruelty and this slightly explains why most of the practised rites bore marked deeds very much similar to his hardheartedness. His inhumanity was manifest and the death of people during the Ngoma ritual sessions was not an unanticipated happening.
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.