Definitions for callousness

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

cal•lousˈkæl əs(adj.)

  1. made hard; hardened.

  2. insensitive; indifferent; unsympathetic.

  3. having a callus; indurated, as parts of the skin exposed to friction.

    Category: Pathology

  4. (v.i.)to make or become hard or callous.

    Category: Pathology

Origin of callous:

1375–1425; late ME < L callōsus hard-skinned, tough


Princeton's WordNet

  1. unfeelingness, callousness, callosity, hardness, insensibility(noun)

    devoid of passion or feeling; hardheartedness


  1. callousness(Noun)

    The quality of being callous; emotional hardheartedness or indifference.

    Fred was known for his callousness; local panhandlers had long since learned not to try their sob stories on him.

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