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Synonyms for callous
ˈkæl əscal·lous

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Wiktionary0.0 / 0 votes

  1. callousadjective

    heartless, astorgous

  2. 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.

    heartless, astorgous

  3. callousadjective

    Having calluses.

    heartless, astorgous

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. callous, indurate, pachydermatousadjective

    emotionally hardened

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

    calloused, pachydermous, pachydermic, pachydermatous, pachydermal, thickened, indurate

    sensitive, tender, untoughened

  2. calloused, callous, thickenedverb

    having calluses; having skin made tough and thick through wear

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

    calloused, indurate, pachydermatous, thickened

    tender, untoughened, sensitive

  3. callous, cauterize, cauteriseverb

    make insensitive or callous; deaden feelings or morals

    cauterise, burn, cauterize

    sensitive, tender, untoughened

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Dictionary of English Synonymes5.0 / 1 vote

  1. callousadjective

    indurated, hardened, hard

  2. callousadjective

    insensible, unfeeling, apathetic, obtuse, unsusceptible, unimpressible, sluggish, dull, torpid, indifferent, dead

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words2.0 / 1 vote

  1. callousadjective

    unfeeling, insensible, hardened, unimpressible

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How to use callous in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. John Berger:

    One of the fundamental reasons why so many doctors become cynical and disillusioned is precisely because, when the abstract idealism has worn thin, they are uncertain about the value of the actual lives of the patients they are treating. This is not because they are callous or personally inhuman: it is because they live in and accept a society which is incapable of knowing what a human life is worth.

  3. Amy Pascal:

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

  4. Ambrose Gwinett Bierce:

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

  5. Said Boumedouha:

    The execution of people accused of petty crimes and on the basis of ‘confessions’ extracted through torture has become shamefully common in Saudi Arabia. It is absolutely shocking to witness the Kingdom’s authorities callous disregard to fundamental human rights, the use of the death penalty in Saudi Arabia is so far removed from any kind of legal parameters that it is almost hard to believe.

Translations for callous

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  • мазолест, безсърдечен, безчувственBulgarian
  • otrlýCzech
  • abgestumpft, verhärtet, gefühllos, schwieligGerman
  • calloso, desconsiderado, cruel, insensibleSpanish
  • känsäinen, tunteeton, kylmä, sydämetönFinnish
  • endurci, insensible, sans-coeurFrench
  • cranrachIrish
  • कठोरHindi
  • bőrkeményedéses, érzéketlen, kérges, keményszívűHungarian
  • harðgeðja, tilfinningalaus, harðbrjósta, harðlyndur, kaldgeðja, fólskulegurIcelandic
  • cinico, calloso, insensibileItalian
  • bejausmisLithuanian
  • ueke, utongaMāori
  • bot, gevoelloos, harteloos, hard, afgestompt, eeltig, ongevoeligDutch
  • bezdusznyPolish
  • insensívelPortuguese
  • бездушный, мозолистый, бесчувственный, бессердечный, чёрствыйRussian
  • nemilosrdan, kalozan, bezosjećajan, žuljevit, tvrdSerbo-Croatian
  • hjärtlös, känslolös, känslokallSwedish
  • người vô tìnhVietnamese

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