Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- adj. Alternative form of hardhearted.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Unsympathetic; inexorable; cruel; pitiless.
- adj. devoid of feeling for others
- adj. lacking in feeling or pity or warmth
“Sharon Small as the indomitable Maggie, Robert Cavanah as her ineffectual husband, Morven Christie as their hard-hearted daughter-in-law, and Anne Downie as the grumbling old woman inhabit this cluttered world as if it is their natural terrain.”
“Being pro-free market and anti-big government, they tend to value money too much and regulation not enough, a blend that usually culminates in a hard-hearted brew.”
“Now, you're at the mercy of hard-hearted bondholders and the bankruptcy court.”
“But Buck's new position in favor of birth control methods that kill zygotes (like IUDs or the Pill) is inconsistent and makes him look awfully hard-hearted toward the raped 14-year-old girl.”
“Mary Eleanor Bowes was vilified during the divorce cases as an outrageous libertine, an ungrateful wife and a hard-hearted mother.”
“Suggesting we adopt the puppy might have been the most unpredictable thing I'd ever done, but here was a beautiful little animal, the sort that even a hard-hearted dog skeptic would find irresistible.”
“Two hard-hearted people opening their hearts to one another.”
“And blame liberals and now “bleading heart conservatives” (i.e. not “true” hard-hearted conservatives) like Bush!”
“Whitman, who fired her illegal immigrant housekeeper and ran a relentless barrage of negative ads against her opponents, was seen as hard-headed but hard-hearted, too.”
“Team Romney is hoping this won't just win him voters but will also inoculate him against the rap that he is a hard-hearted millionaire.”
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