Definition of Heartlessness

1. Noun. An absence of concern for the welfare of others.

Exact synonyms: Coldheartedness, Hardheartedness
Generic synonyms: Unconcern
Specialized synonyms: Cruelty, Mercilessness, Pitilessness, Ruthlessness
Derivative terms: Coldhearted, Hardhearted, Hardhearted, Heartless



Definition of Heartlessness

1. Noun. The characteristic of being heartless. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Heartlessness

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Heartlessness

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

Literary usage of Heartlessness

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1. Pictures of Travel by Heinrich Heine (1856)
"On this occasion, as is my custom when talking with young ladies, I did not neglect to speak of BYR'ON'S impiety, heartlessness, cheerlessness, ..."

2. The Glory and the Shame of England by Charles Edwards Lester (1845)
"... heartlessness with which the officiating clergyman read the burial service shocked me. He hurried away from the band of mourners clustered around the ..."

3. Louis the Fourteenth, and the Court of France in the Seventeenth Century by Pardoe (Julia) (1855)
"The Lying iu State—The Funeral —heartlessness of the Dauphin—Accident of the King—Mademoiselle at Choisy —The royal Visit—The Liveries—Mademoiselle and the ..."

4. Every Life a Delight by James Henry Potts (1914)
"heartlessness I call it heartlessness to wish A neighbor any ill; And almost heartlessness, if rich, The hungry not to fill. To know we may some help bestow ..."

5. Lives of the Queens of England of the House of Hanover by Doran (John) (1875)
"... the Princes—The King's Illness—Graphic picture of the state of affaire—Lord Thurlow's treachery—heartlessness of the Prince— Deplorable condition of the ..."

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