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Meaning of HEARTLESS

Pronunciation:  'hârtlis

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  lacking in feeling or pity or warmth
  2. [adj]  marked by lack of heart or feeling; "a heartless tyrant"; "heartless words"
  3. [adj]  (archaic) devoid of courage or enthusiasm

HEARTLESS is a 9 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: cruel, flinty, hardhearted, obdurate, spiritless, stony, unkind
 Antonyms: hearted, soft-boiled, softhearted



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

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