heartless

Part of speech: adverb

HEARTLESSLY.

Part of speech: noun

HEARTLESSNESS.

Part of speech: adjective

Without heart: pitiless; spiritless.

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Usage examples "heartless":

  1. Mr. Benfield, like many others, continued to love imaginary qualities in his mistress, long after her heartless coquetry had disgusted him with her person: a kind of feeling which springs from self- love, which finds it necessary to seek consolation in creating beauties, that may justify our follies to ourselves; and which often keeps alive the semblance of the passion, when even hope, or real admiration, is extinct. - "Precaution", James Fenimore Cooper.
  2. Brice walked on silently; the girl was heartless and worthy of her education. - "From Sand Hill to Pine", Bret Harte.
  3. If you can speak in this heartless way it shows you are very different from what I believed you. - "The Limit", Ada Leverson.