[ US /ˈkæɫəs/ ]
[ UK /kˈæləs/ ]
  1. make insensitive or callous; deaden feelings or morals
  1. emotionally hardened
    a callous indifference to suffering
    cold-blooded and indurate to public opinion
  2. having calluses; having skin made tough and thick through wear
    with a workman's callous hands
    calloused skin
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How To Use callous In A Sentence

  • I trust this callous disregard for viewers' feelings will be put right as soon as possible. Times, Sunday Times
  • The letters also suggest that callous treatment of patients and their relatives is becoming more common. Times, Sunday Times
  • He winks out of the corner of his eye at me and says, 'Your old daddy is tough isn't he?' and shows me the end of his thumb calloused and hard as the knurl of white oak; only fire could clean it to the original skin. Confessions of Boyhood
  • In particular I became aware of an increasing callousness or defect of sensibility in the stomach, and this I imagined might imply a scirrhous state of that organ either formed or forming. The Opium Habit
  • he was arrogant and occasionally callous
  • But the picture built up in the media of a swaggering and callous man, was wrong. Times, Sunday Times
  • Enforcing the isolation of this callow and callous ruler is the least that a humane and pacific foreign policy must aim for.
  • They are actually callous and indifferent to the drama of life and death in the midst of which they find themselves. WHEN SCOTLAND RULED THE WORLD: The Story of the Golden Age of Genius, Creativity and Exploration
  • And what a callous disregard he is showing for your feelings. The Sun
  • In humanitarian terms it can be defended, though it often appears callous and short-sighted.
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