Synonyms for heartless
- cold fish
- hard as nails
Antonyms for heartless
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HEARTLESS
There was something so ruthless in the boy, so overbearing and heartless.
You think that I am heartless, and have been playing with you.
And, how about the heartless girl—did you ever see her again, Uncle Jim?
I reject you, and all of your kith and kin—all the false, hollow, heartless stock.'
Reckless, thoughtless, heartless, he plunges headlong again.
She was a handsome woman, but plainly a heartless one—selfish, vain, and vulgar.
He was a cruel, heartless tyrant, without mercy or humanity.
At that heartless sound all the soul in Paul Ritson seemed to freeze.
"Yet but a moment back you deemed me heartless," she reminded him.
They will come to see half a 'Figaro' when they will not come to see a dozen 'Heartless Fathers.'
Old English heortleas "dispirited, dejected;" see heart + -less. In Middle English with expanded senses "lacking in courage; foolish; listless; half-hearted; sluggish." Sense of "callous, cruel" is not certainly attested before Shelley used it in 1816. Literal meaning "lacking a heart, lifeless" (mid-15c.) is rare. Related: Heartlessly; heartlessness.
MORE RELATED WORDS FOR HEARTLESS
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