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Cruel and wicked; malevolent.‘a black-hearted villain’
brutal, barbarous, brutish, bestial, savage, vicious, fierce, ferocious, wicked, cruel, nasty, ruthless, remorseless, merciless, villainous, murderous, heinous, nefarious, monstrous, base, low, low-down, vile, inhuman, infernal, dark, black, fiendish, hellish, diabolical, ghastly, horribleView synonyms
- ‘Henry Fonda's turn as a black-hearted villain is one of the greatest moments of casting against type ever.’
- ‘Maybe he wasn't the black-hearted creature she'd thought him.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Jones proves to be a sympathetic director, coaxing Pepper to one of his most convincing performances as a callous, black-hearted wretch.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘I told Sam you weren't nearly as black-hearted as you'd tried to convince him you were.’
- ‘It's sick for the obituary to lionize a black-hearted murderer without even a mournful mention of his innocent victims.’
- ‘The ending is curt and far from overworked, and the ominous black-hearted villains themselves never actually put in an appearance.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘I was a black-hearted father to my daughter.’
- ‘He's an intelligent man, and no-one likes being pigeonholed as a black-hearted satirist so early in their career.’
- ‘Even the most black-hearted among us have secret weaknesses that make us go all warm inside.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Through these visions, we learn how Scrooge evolved into the black-hearted, unpleasant human being he now is.’
- ‘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!’
- ‘How could they turn so suddenly and heap black-hearted violence on this beautiful, selfless creature who appeared in their midst?’
- ‘The man who's responsible for two of the most black-hearted exposés on psychological cruelty hadn't gone soft - just cheeky and satirical.’
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