(to be) hard-hearted

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - hard-hearted

"(to be) hard-hearted"

having or showing no kindness or sympathy for other people


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - hard-hearted

Two volunteers are talking ...

Volunteer 1:  Can you imagine? The guy is a billionaire and all we need is fifty thousand dollars to keep the orphanage going and he wouldn't give a penny.

Volunteer 2:  He is definitely a hard-hearted man.  These poor orphans have suffered so much already. Hard to imagine that he doesn't feel any sympathy towards them.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - hard-hearted

Two roommates are talking ...

Roommate 1:  I've got a real problem. My car broke down this month and I had to go to the dentist because a filling fell out. As a result of these unexpected expenditures, I'm going to be a little short on my half of next month's rent. Could you please help me?

Roommate 2:  Your personal problems and finances are none of my concern. I'm not giving you any money. Ask your parents or something.

Roommate 1:  That's a little hard-hearted of you.

(to be) hard-hearted - Usage:


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(to be) hard-hearted - Gerund Form:

Being hard-hearted the man refused to give a donation to the orphans.

(to be) hard-hearted - Examples:

1)  May He forgive me for the hard-hearted cruelty with which I regarded their fate.

2)  I've learned not to waste my time on people who are so hard-hearted they can't see past their bad experiences.

3)  But those hard-hearted judges, Oh, how cruel they be to send us poor young lads to ...

4)  Can ethics fashion the hard-hearted man anew, so that he becomes compassionate, ...

5)  Today, people are soul dead, hard-hearted, without natural affection, cruel and ...

6)  I'm a hard-hearted guy. I don't cry at sappy movies.

7)  But, and this is a big but, he was also a hard-hearted narcissist who treated loyal employees like garbage.

8)  ... they can't believe that the slaveholders can be so hard-hearted towards their slaves as to treat them with great cruelty.

9)  If an unjust, hard-hearted judge can be moved by the persistent prayers of a widow, ...

10)  But it is intimated by many that he was an uncharitable, hard-hearted, unfeeling wretch.

11)  ... she has learned to be practical, even if it has made her appear hard-hearted.

12)  We don't need the bible to tell us that there are evil hard-hearted men in control of our world.

13)  Many people are so hard-hearted that it takes a tragedy to make them receptive to ...

14)  If you find this to be inhuman and hard-hearted, I find you to be naive and presumptuous.

15)  ... allow you to go and visit your mothers, and thinking that I am very hard-hearted because I do not let you go. 

16)  ... because you're just doomed to be an angry, bitter, hard-hearted person. In other words, a big loser.

17)  You would have to be hard-hearted not to be moved by such a spectacle- either because of the struggle the child ...

18)  You come across as proud, close-minded, hard-hearted, and unloving.

19)  The overload demands triage. This is the term used to describe a hard-hearted way of sorting the wounded from battle that is also an established part of emergency ...

20)  Bill is very hard-hearted and does not care how Nick feels.