Definition of black-hearted in English:

black-hearted

adjective

literary
  • Cruel and wicked; evil.

    ‘a black-hearted villain’
    • ‘I told Sam you weren't nearly as black-hearted as you'd tried to convince him you were.’
    • ‘Even the most black-hearted among us have secret weaknesses that make us go all warm inside.’
    • ‘It's sick for the obituary to lionize a black-hearted murderer without even a mournful mention of his innocent victims.’
    • ‘In their corrupt and shadowy pursuit of what they consider to be evil, they themselves become more insidiously black-hearted than the repentant sinner they pursue.’
    • ‘The man who's responsible for two of the most black-hearted exposés on psychological cruelty hadn't gone soft - just cheeky and satirical.’
    • ‘Jones proves to be a sympathetic director, coaxing Pepper to one of his most convincing performances as a callous, black-hearted wretch.’
    • ‘I was a black-hearted father to my daughter.’
    • ‘Maybe he wasn't the black-hearted creature she'd thought him.’
    • ‘It would take some black-hearted schadenfreude to gloat over the comedian's 75-second quickie divorce from his 18-month civil partnership.’
    • ‘She is as ruthless, manipulative, and blackhearted a figure as we've ever seen on screen, but you cannot help but admire her for her devotion and single-mindedness of purpose.’
    • ‘Truly, Papa, you were right so long ago when you said that Darcy might not be the black-hearted villain I was making him out to be!’
    • ‘Henry Fonda's turn as a black-hearted villain is one of the greatest moments of casting against type ever.’
    • ‘Through these visions, we learn how Scrooge evolved into the black-hearted, unpleasant human being he now is.’
    • ‘The series adopted the clever ploy of presenting Philby, Burgess, McLean and Blunt not as black-hearted traitors but as men driven at least partially by ideals.’
    • ‘How could they turn so suddenly and heap black-hearted violence on this beautiful, selfless creature who appeared in their midst?’
    • ‘Over time, however, the word became interchangeable with cad, and was liberally applied to high-born sophisticates who also happened to be black-hearted drunkards.’
    • ‘He's an intelligent man, and no-one likes being pigeonholed as a black-hearted satirist so early in their career.’
    • ‘The ending is curt and far from overworked, and the ominous black-hearted villains themselves never actually put in an appearance.’
    • ‘This is blackhearted, underhanded, and criminal.’
    • ‘In reality, the mileage tax program is just another way for black-hearted politicians to get their sticky hands into the wallets of citizens.’
    cruel, brutal, barbarous, brutish, bestial, savage, vicious, fierce, ferocious, wicked, nasty, ruthless, remorseless, merciless, villainous, murderous, heinous, nefarious, monstrous, base, low, low-down, vile, inhuman, infernal, dark, black, fiendish, hellish, diabolical, ghastly, horrible
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