Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Having no physical feeling or sensation; insentient.
  • adj. Not sharing in the pleasures or pains of others; callous.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Without emotion or sympathy

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Destitute of feeling; void of sensibility; insensible; insensate.
  • adj. Without kind feelings; cruel; hard-hearted.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Devoid of feeling; insensible; void of sensibility. Devoid of sympathy with others; hard-hearted; unsympathetic; cruel.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. devoid of feeling for others
  • adj. devoid of feeling or sensation

Etymologies

un- +‎ feeling (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • But then, cruel and unfeeling is probably how you have risen to the position you presently enjoy at State.

    Think Progress » ThinkFast AM: June 12, 2006

  • Enemy Combatant has been praised in Britain for Begg's outstanding liberality of mind and evenhandedness toward his captors, some of whom are described as unfeeling brutes, others as decent human beings who become his "friends."

    The Prisoners Speak

  • It was a vile letter to have written — not because the language was bad, or the mode of expression unfeeling, or the facts falsely stated — but because the thing to be told was in itself so vile.

    The Small House at Allington

  • I have seen a child scolded and called unfeeling because it did not occur to it to make a theatrical demonstration of affectionate delight when its mother returned after an absence: a typical example of the way in which spurious family sentiment is stoked up.

    Treatise on Parents and Children

  • "Don't run upstairs alone; consider the butler's feelings!" called her unfeeling spouse after her.

    Pirate Gold

  • It was a vile letter to have written -- not because the language was bad, or the mode of expression unfeeling, or the facts falsely stated -- but because the thing to be told was in itself so vile.

    The Small House at Allington

  • I did not call her unfeeling long, for I perceived she was in purgatory throughout the day, and wearying to find an opportunity of getting by herself, or paying a visit to Heathcliff, who had been locked up by the master, as I discovered, on endeavouring to introduce to him a private mess of victuals.

    Wuthering Heights

  • Mrs. Hale called her unfeeling for saying this; and never gave herself breathing-time till the basket was sent out of the house.

    North and South

  • I did not call her unfeeling long; for I perceived she was in purgatory throughout the day, and wearying to find an opportunity of getting by herself, or paying a visit to Heathcliff, who had been locked up by the master: as I discovered, on endeavouring to introduce to him a private mess of victuals.

    Wuthering Heights

  • And then we get blamed for being 'inconsiderate', 'insensitive', 'uncaring', and 'unfeeling' - others are constantly reminding us that we must 'remember our place'.

    PCLinuxOS-Forums

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