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Heartless definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

HE`ARTLESS, a. Without courage; spiritless; faint-hearted.
Heartless they fought, and quitted soon their ground.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: lacking in feeling or pity or warmth [syn: hardhearted, heartless] [ant: soft-boiled, softhearted]
2: devoid of courage or enthusiasm

Merriam Webster's

adjective Date: 14th century 1. archaic spiritless 2. lacking feeling ; cruel heartlessly adverb heartlessness noun

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. unfeeling, pitiless. Derivatives: heartlessly adv. heartlessness n.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Heartless Heart"less, a. 1. Without a heart. You have left me heartess; mine is in your bosom. --J. Webster. 2. Destitute of courage; spiritless; despodent. Heartless they fought, and quitted soon their ground. --Dryden. Heartless and melancholy. --W. Irwing. 3. Destitute of feeling or affection; unsympathetic; cruel. ``The heartless parasites.'' --Byron. -- Heart"less*ly, adv. -- Heart"less*ness, n.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

If you describe someone as heartless, you mean that they are cruel and unkind, and have no sympathy for anyone or anything. I couldn't believe they were so heartless... = cruel, callous ? kind, kind-hearted ADJ

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

a. 1. Unfeeling, cruel, pitiless, merciless, hard, harsh, brutal. 2. Spiritless, timid, timorous, uncourageous, destitute of spirit or courage. 3. Without a heart, robbed of one's heart, stripped of one's affections.

Moby Thesaurus

Laodicean, Olympian, affectless, aloof, anesthetized, apathetic, arctic, autistic, benumbed, blah, blase, blunt, bowed-down, bowelless, brazen, brutal, callous, calloused, case-hardened, cast down, catatonic, chill, chilly, cold, cold as charity, cold of heart, cold-blooded, coldblooded, coldhearted, comatose, conscienceless, cool, cruel, dashed, dejected, depressed, desensitized, despairing, despondent, desponding, detached, discouraged, disheartened, disinterested, dispassionate, dispirited, dog-eat-dog, down, downcast, downhearted, drooping, droopy, drugged, dull, emotionally dead, emotionless, feeling low, flinthearted, flinty, frigid, frosted, frosty, frozen, gritless, gutless, hard, hard of heart, hard-boiled, hardened, hardhearted, harsh, hebetudinous, hopeless, hypochondriac, hypochondriacal, icy, immovable, impassible, impassive, in a stupor, in low spirits, in the depths, in the doldrums, in the dumps, inclement, indifferent, indurated, inexcitable, inexorable, inhuman, inhumane, insensitive, insouciant, insusceptible, inured, languid, languishing, lethargic, listless, lost to shame, low, low-spirited, merciless, nonchalant, nonemotional, numb, numbed, obdurate, objective, obtuse, out of touch, passionless, passive, pessimistic, phlegmatic, pining, pitiless, pluckless, relentless, remorseless, resigned, ruthless, seared, self-absorbed, shameless, slack, sluggish, soporific, soulless, spiritless, spunkless, stoic, stonyhearted, stupefied, subdued, suicidal, supine, torpid, unaffectionate, unblushing, uncaring, uncompassionate, uncompassioned, unconcerned, uncourageous, undaring, unemotional, unfeeling, unforgiving, ungallant, unheroic, unimpassioned, unimpressionable, uninterested, unintrepid, unkind, unloving, unmerciful, unnatural, unpassionate, unpitiful, unpitying, unremorseful, unresponding, unresponsive, unsoldierlike, unsoldierly, unsusceptible, unsympathetic, unsympathizing, untouchable, unvaliant, unvalorous, unyielding, weary of life, withdrawn, without mercy, woebegone, world-weary


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