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hardhearted

[hahrd-hahr-tid] /ˈhɑrdˈhɑr tɪd/
adjective
1.
unfeeling; unmerciful; pitiless.
Origin
1175-1225
1175-1225; Middle English hardherted. See hard, -hearted
Related forms
hardheartedly, adverb
hardheartedness, noun
Synonyms
heartless, merciless, mean, unforgiving.
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British Dictionary definitions for hard-hearted

hardhearted

/ˌhɑːdˈhɑːtɪd/
adjective
1.
unkind or intolerant
Derived Forms
hardheartedly, adverb
hardheartedness, noun
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Word Origin and History for hard-hearted
adj.

also hardhearted, "obdurate, unfeeling," late 12c. (implied in heard-heortnesse "hard-heartedness"); from hard + hearted. Sometimes in Middle English also meaning "bold, courageous" (15c.). Related: Hard-heartedly; hard-heartedness. Hard-heart "hard-hearted person" was in late Old English.

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