The definition of heartless is showing a lack of empathy or compassion.adjective
When you walk by a starving person without feeling bad or giving him any food, this is an example of when you might be described asheartless.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
- Archaic lacking spirit, courage, or enthusiasm
- lacking kindness or feeling; hard and pitiless
Origin: ME herteles < OE heortleas
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- Devoid of compassion or feeling; pitiless.
- Archaic Devoid of courage or enthusiasm; spiritless.
- heartˈless·ly adverb
- heartˈless·ness noun