from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of a deceitful nature; treacherous.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having a false or treacherous heart; deceitful; perfidious.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Hollow or unsound at the core; treacherous; deceitful; perfidious.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Disloyal, perfidious.


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  • Which I have heard reported much among the Spaniards to have been the answer of our Queen Elizabeth of England to some that presented unto her of the fruits of America, that surely where those fruits grew, the women were light, and all the people hollow and false-hearted. 75

    Pestilence and Headcolds: Encountering Illness in Colonial Mexico

  • I want a man whom I can rely on to be false-hearted.

    The Red Queen

  • Like a false-hearted lover just like my own, who made me love him, then left me alone.

    Carolina Chocolate Drops: Tradition From Jug To Kazoo

  • It's rather silly to claim all our guys are honest and true and all those other guys are false-hearted crooks don't you think?

    House Liberals Entertain Alternate Scheme: Deauthorize The War

  • (Soundbite of song "On Top of Old Smoky") Mr. WILLIAMS: (Singing) A thief he will rob you And take what you have But a false-hearted lover Will put you in your grave On top of Old Smoky ...

    Hank Williams' Lost Music: Rare And Resurfaced

  • If that doesn't happen, the old centrist, false-hearted, nest-feathering Democratic Party will sooner or later be as thoroughly despised by decent, thoughtful, intelligent, caring Americans (surely not a permanent minority!) as the Republican Party is already despised.

    Frank Dwyer: Throw the Bums Out ... Ours, Too

  • But De Vaux was influenced only by his general prejudices, which dictated to him the assured belief that a wily Italian priest, a false-hearted Scot, and an infidel physician, formed a set of ingredients from which all evil, and no good, was likely to be extracted.

    The Talisman

  • So decidedly are amiability and mildness their characteristics, that I confess I look upon that youth who distinguished himself by the slaughter of these inoffensive persons, as a false-hearted brigand, who, pretending to philanthropic motives, was secretly influenced only by the wealth stored up within their castles, and the hope of plunder.

    American Notes for General Circulation

  • Many young men are as obstinate, and as curious in their choice, as tyrannically proud, insulting, deceitful, false-hearted, as irrefragable and peevish on the other side; Narcissus-like,

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • "A false-hearted rogue, a most unjust knave; I will no more trust him when he leers than I willa serpent when he hisses."



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