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cold-hearted

adjective Referring to an emotionally detached, cruel, mean-spirited philosophy or person.
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"His cold-heartedness, the act of killing somebody at the drop of a hat without conscience, I took from John Gotti and Bugsy Siegel.
In Nottage's hands, and in Ekulona's charismatic performance, the character's displays of shrewd cold-heartedness hide a more generous spirit.
The deepest sinners, in the ninth circle, are trapped not in fire, but in ice, punished for having the cold-heartedness to lie to those who trusted them most: family, fellow citizens, guests and benefactors.
How refreshing to see the FA express their discontent at FIFA's cold-heartedness, rightly highlighting how the governing body care more about satisfying the fat cat corporate leeches than those who add the real colour and atmosphere.
Even though the mistakes each character makes are redressed as the road trip progresses, it is Frank's mistakes that seem by far the most harmful, and though this is not a political book, much is made about the cold-heartedness of politicians.
Television programs such as "The Apprentice" reward and glorify cold-heartedness, deceit and duplicity.