What is another word for heartlessness?

Pronunciation: [hˈɑːtləsnəs] (IPA)

Heartlessness refers to the state of being unfeeling, indifferent and lacking compassion. There are a number of synonyms that can be used to describe this feeling, such as callousness, cruelty, coldness, insensitivity and ruthlessness. Each of these words describes a person who is unwilling or unable to show concern or empathy towards others. Other words that can be used interchangeably with heartlessness, include unkindness, mercilessness, pitilessness, and brutality. It is important to note that these words do not describe a positive characteristic and being heartless can have negative consequences on one's relationships and interactions with others.

Synonyms for Heartlessness:

What are the hypernyms for Heartlessness?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the opposite words for heartlessness?

Heartlessness is a term used to describe a cruel or callous individual, lacking in emotion and compassion. Antonyms for the word heartlessness include kindness, empathy, compassion, tenderness, understanding, warmth, sympathy, and generosity. These words help to convey the exact opposite of heartlessness, as they are associated with positive and caring emotions. Kindness offers a sense of goodwill and generosity, whilst empathy and compassion show an appreciation of someone's feelings. Tenderness and warmth offer a sense of gentleness and understanding to others, whilst sympathy offers comfort and support. By using antonyms, we can make a conscious effort to express our emotions in a positive and caring manner.

Usage examples for Heartlessness

He would not think it was mere heartlessness?
"The Beautiful Wretch; The Pupil of Aurelius; and The Four Macnicols"
William Black
The wretched husband was now suffering all the anguish of a just remorse, and the heartlessness of his behavior in going off upon his own pleasure the whole afternoon and leaving his wife alone in a strange hotel to pass the time as she might was no less a poignant reproach, because it seemed so inconceivable in connection with what he had always taken to be the kindness and unselfishness of his character.
"A Fearful Responsibility and Other Stories"
William D. Howells
7535. Do you think that sufficiently accounts for instances of heartlessness such as you have mentioned just now?
"Second Shetland Truck System Report"
William Guthrie

Famous quotes with Heartlessness

  • Fashionable women regard themselves, and are regarded by men, as pretty toys or as mere instruments of pleasure; and the vacuity of mind, the heartlessness, the frivolity which is the necessary result of this false and debasing estimate of women, can only be fully understood by those who have mingled in the folly and wickedness of fashionable life.
    Sarah Grimké
  • I loathe the urchin’s cruelty to the cat, but I will not loathe the urchin. I loathe Hitler’s mass-torturing, but not Hitler; and the money-man’s heartlessness, but not the man. I love the swallow’s flight, and I love the swallow; the urchin’s gleam of tenderness, and the urchin.
    Olaf Stapledon
  • By this time, the era of cut-and-run economics ought to be finished. Such an economy cannot be rationally defended or even apologized for. The proofs of its immense folly, heartlessness, and destructiveness are everywhere.If you can control a people’s economy, you don’t need to worry about its politics; its politics have become irrelevant.In a totalitarian economy, any "political liberties" that the people might retain would simply cease to matter.The citizen thus becomes an economic subject.
    Wendell Berry

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