Hard hearted

Idiom

Hard hearted

Definition

Not sympathetic or compassionate, unyielding and cold.

Examples

She was hard hearted and didn’t care about the plight of the homeless.

He was so hard hearted that he refused to forgive his enemies.

Origin

The phrase ‘hard hearted’ dates back to the 16th century and was first recorded in 1568 in the work A Dialogue Conteinyng the Number in Effect of all the Proverbes in the Englishe Tongue by John Heywood.

FAQs

What does ‘hard hearted’ mean? – It means not sympathetic or compassionate, unyielding and cold.