What does callous mean?

Definitions for callousˈkæl əs

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word callous.

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Callous

    kal′us, adj. hardened: unfeeling or insensible.—n. Callos′ity, a hard swelling on the skin.—adv. Call′ously.—n. Call′ousness. [L. callosuscallus, hard skin.]

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of callous in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of callous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Images & Illustrations of callous

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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
  • कठोरHindi
  • 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
  • người vô tìnhVietnamese

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