What does heartless mean?

Definitions for heartless
ˈhɑrt lɪsheart·less

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word heartless.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. hardhearted, heartlessadjective

    lacking in feeling or pity or warmth

  2. heartlessadjective

    devoid of courage or enthusiasm


  1. heartlessadjective

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

    His heartless actions and cold manner left her saddened and feeling alone.

  2. Etymology: From heart + -less.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Heartlessadjective

    Without courage; spiritless.

    Etymology: from heart.

    I joyed oft to chase the trembling pricket,
    Or hunt the heartless hare ’till she were tame. Edmund Spenser.

    Then hopeless, heartless ’gan the cunning thief,
    Persuade us die, to stint all further strife. Fairy Queen, b. i.

    What, art thou drawn among these heartless hinds?
    Turn thee, Benvolio; look upon thy death. William Shakespeare.

    Thousands besides stood mute and heartless there,
    Men valiant all; nor was I us’d to fear. Abraham Cowley.

    The peasants were accustomed to payments, and grew heartless as they grew poor. William Temple.

    Heartless they fought, and quitted soon their ground,
    While our’s with easy victory were crown’d. Dryden.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Heartlessadjective

    without a heart

  2. Heartlessadjective

    destitute of courage; spiritless; despodent

  3. Heartlessadjective

    destitute of feeling or affection; unsympathetic; cruel

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of heartless in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of heartless in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of heartless in a Sentence

  1. Charles Caleb Colton:

    In America every woman has her set of girl-friends some are cousins, the rest are gained at school. These form a permanent committee who sit on each other's affairs, who 'come out' together, marry and divorce together, and who end as those groups of bustling, heartless well-informed club-women who govern society. Against them the Couple of Ehepaar is helpless and Man in their eyes but a biological interlude.

  2. Eric Schneiderman:

    It was shameless, it was heartless, it’s important information to get out there.

  3. James Gunn:

    There are a lot of heartless, soulless, spectacle films out there that don't reflect what should be happening, i can't tell you the amount of times I've talked to film directors before they went and made a big movie, and said, 'Hey, we're in this together, let's do something different with these big movies. Let's make them something different than everything that has come before them.' And then see them cater to every single studio whim and be grossed out, frankly.

  4. Jesse Watters:

    What kind of tactician slanders someone as being a heartless White bigot for not voting the way they [think he/she] should vote? I mean, what are they going to push … Manchin into the arms of the Republican Party?

  5. Martin Luther King, Jr.:

    Morality cannot be legislated, but behavior can be regulated. Judicial decrees may not change the heart, but they can restrain the heartless.

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    someone who takes the place of another person
    • A. profound
    • B. dangerous
    • C. alternate
    • D. transparent

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