Definition of Heartless

1. Adjective. Lacking in feeling or pity or warmth.

Exact synonyms: Hardhearted
Similar to: Flint, Flinty, Granitic, Obdurate, Stony
Derivative terms: Hardheartedness, Heartlessness
Antonyms: Softhearted



2. Adjective. Devoid of courage or enthusiasm.
Language type: Archaicism, Archaism
Similar to: Spiritless

Definition of Heartless

1. a. Without a heart.

Definition of Heartless

1. Adjective. Without a heart; specifically, without feeling, emotion, or concern for others; uncaring. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Heartless

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Heartless

1. 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." Heart"lessly, Heart"lessness. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Heartless

hearthstones
hearthstoning
heartier
hearties
heartiest
heartily
heartiness
heartinesses
hearting
heartings
heartland
heartlands
heartleaf
heartleaf arnica
heartleaf manzanita
heartless (current term)
heartlessly
heartlessness
heartlessnesses
heartlet
heartlets
heartlike
heartline
heartlines
heartlings
heartly
heartpea
heartpeas
heartquake
heartquakes

Literary usage of Heartless

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Punch by Mark Lemon, Henry Mayhew, Tom Taylor, Shirley Brooks, Francis Cowley Burnand, Owen Seaman (1870)
"Cruel Old Countryman, to heartless Destroyer of Foxes. " PLEASE, SIB, I HOPE AS YOUR HOUNDS 'LL ... heartless ..."

2. Annual Report by Boston Female Anti-slavery Society (1836)
"into action, the most heartless and supine. Under these, and other happy auspices, we were organized, ..."

3. History of the Rise and Fall of the Slave Power in America by Henry Wilson (1875)
"heartless utterances of Mason, Davis, and Toombs. — Wilson's amendment opposed by Mason and Green. — His reply. — No action taken. ..."

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