Definitions for callousˈkæl əs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. callous, indurate, pachydermatous(adj)

    emotionally hardened

    "a callous indifference to suffering"; "cold-blooded and indurate to public opinion"

  2. calloused, callous, thickened(verb)

    having calluses; having skin made tough and thick through wear

    "calloused skin"; "with a workman's callous hands"

  3. callous, cauterize, cauterise(verb)

    make insensitive or callous; deaden feelings or morals

Wiktionary

  1. callous(Adjective)

    Emotionally hardened; unfeeling and indifferent to the suffering/feelings of others.

    She was so callous that she could criticise a cancer patient for wearing a wig.

  2. callous(Adjective)

    Having calluses.

  3. Origin: From callosus, from callum + -osus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Callous(adj)

    hardened; indurated

  2. Callous(adj)

    hardened in mind; insensible; unfeeling; unsusceptible

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Ambrose Gwinett Bierce:

    Callous, adj. Gifted with great fortitude to bear the evils afflicting another.

  2. Amy Pascal:

    I'm being proactive, and I want to accept responsibility for these stupid, callous remarks.

  3. Prosecutor Jeff Buhman:

    These were very cold, calculated killings, she was a woman who was remarkably, unbelievably, incredibly indifferent and callous.

  4. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Sweetness! World needs sweetness! It needs a sweet child, a sweet dolphin, a sweet monkey; it needs sweet people to soften the callous hearts!

  5. Barack Obama:

    The callous disregard for Luke's life is more proof of the depths of AQAP's depravity, and further reason why the world must never cease in seeking to defeat their evil ideology.


Translations for callous

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • мазолест, безсърдечен, безчувственBulgarian
  • otrlýCzech
  • gefühllos, verhärtet, schwielig, abgestumpftGerman
  • calloso, desconsiderado, insensible, cruelSpanish
  • kylmä, tunteeton, känsäinen, sydämetönFinnish
  • insensible, sans-coeur, endurciFrench
  • cranrachIrish
  • keményszívű, kérges, érzéketlen, bőrkeményedésesHungarian
  • harðlyndur, harðgeðja, tilfinningalaus, fólskulegur, harðbrjósta, kaldgeðjaIcelandic
  • calloso, insensibile, cinicoItalian
  • bejausmisLithuanian
  • ueke, utongaMāori
  • hard, ongevoelig, eeltig, afgestompt, bot, gevoelloos, harteloosDutch
  • bezdusznyPolish
  • insensívelPortuguese
  • мозолистый, бесчувственный, чёрствый, бездушный, бессердечныйRussian
  • žuljevit, kalozan, tvrd, bezosjećajan, nemilosrdanSerbo-Croatian
  • hjärtlös, känslokall, känslolösSwedish

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