What does callous mean?

Definitions for callous
ˈkæl əscal·lous

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. callous, indurate, pachydermatousadjective

    emotionally hardened

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

  2. calloused, callous, thickenedverb

    having calluses; having skin made tough and thick through wear

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

  3. callous, cauterize, cauteriseverb

    make insensitive or callous; deaden feelings or morals

Wiktionary

  1. callousadjective

    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.

    Etymology: From callosus, from callum + -osus.

  2. callousadjective

    Having calluses.

    Etymology: From callosus, from callum + -osus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Callousadjective

    hardened; indurated

  2. Callousadjective

    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.]

Entomology

  1. Callous

    see callosity.

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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

Examples of callous in a Sentence

  1. William Tong:

    This settlement provides a mere mirage of justice for the victims of Purdue's callous misconduct, the federal government had the power here to put the Sacklers in jail, and they didn't. Instead, they took fines and penalties that Purdue likely will never fully pay.

  2. Rand Paul:

    The callous use of general warrants and the disregard for the Bill of Rights must end. Forcing us to choose between our rights and our safety is a false choice and we are better than that as a nation and as a people.

  3. Teruhiko Mashiko:

    The view that it is not dignified as a human to simply be kept alive by medical treatment is becoming more common, cALLOUS ABANDONMENT.

  4. 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.

  5. Tadamichi Yamamoto:

    Compounding the callous disregard for the lives of civilians, the killing appears to be part of a wholly unacceptable effort by extremists to deter Afghan citizens from carrying out their constitutional right to take part in elections.

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  • 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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