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heartless

heart·less

heartless

pronunciation:
hart lihs
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part of speech: adjective
definition: having or showing no pity or compassion; cruelly unfeeling.
a heartless indifference to others' suffering
synonyms:
cold-blooded, cold-hearted, cruel, hardhearted, pitiless, ruthless, unfeeling
antonyms:
compassionate
similar words:
callous, cold, inhuman, insensitive, merciless, relentless, remorseless, unsympathetic
derivations: heartlessly (adv.), heartlessness (n.)
Word Parts
The word heartless contains the following part:
-less Middle English adjective-forming suffix that means without
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The suffix -less attaches primarily to monosyllabic English nouns. However, -less is a fully productive suffix, meaning it can be added to any noun to form legitimate new words.
synonyms:
a-1, an-1
antonyms:
-ful1