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Meaning of “cold-hearted” in the English Dictionary

"cold-hearted" in British English

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cold-heartedadjective

uk   /ˌkəʊldˈhɑː.tɪd/  us   /ˌkoʊldˈhɑːr.t̬ɪd/ disapproving
showing no ​understanding for or not ​feelingsorry about another person's ​suffering: a cold-hearted ​killer
(Definition of cold-hearted from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"cold-hearted" in American English

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cold-heartedadjective

 us   /ˈkoʊldˈhɑr·t̬ɪd/
having or ​showing a ​lack of ​care for ​others: She said that the city’s ​decision to ​close the ​homelessshelter was cold-hearted.
(Definition of cold-hearted from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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