callous, indurate, pachydermatous(adj)
"a callous indifference to suffering"; "cold-blooded and indurate to public opinion"
calloused, callous, thickened(verb)
having calluses; having skin made tough and thick through wear
"calloused skin"; "with a workman's callous hands"
callous, cauterize, cauterise(verb)
make insensitive or callous; deaden feelings or morals
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.
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Yet again Bear Grylls' animal killing activities are quite rightly coming under fire, it's time for TV to dump this tired routine of men charging around the wilderness dominating wildlife and killing for ratings. It shows a callous disregard for the natural world and treats animals like mere props.
In death, she has demonstrated that our many differences along political party and racial lines and the numerous disputes we may have are eclipsed by our shared desire to follow her lead in building a just, equitable and caring society, loudly and without apology, she spoke truth to power. It was those in power who, insecure and fearful, visited upon her the most vindictive and callous retribution. Yet, through everything, she endured. They could not break her. They could not silence her.
The family is the basic cell of government: it is where we are trained to believe that we are human beings or that we are chattel, it is where we are trained to see the sex and race divisions and become callous to injustice even if it is done to ourselves, to accept as biological a full system of authoritarian government.
Where are they? It would be one thing if their callous indifference and rank hypocrisy was benign, but it's not, their indifference cost these men and women their most valuable commodity, time, one thing they're running out of.
Disposing of aborted fetuses from an abortion by sending them to a landfill is callous and completely inhumane, it is important the public be aware that these practices are taking place at these Ohio facilities.
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- мазолест, безсърдечен, безчувственBulgarian
- gefühllos, verhärtet, schwielig, abgestumpftGerman
- calloso, desconsiderado, insensible, cruelSpanish
- kylmä, tunteeton, känsäinen, sydämetönFinnish
- insensible, sans-coeur, endurciFrench
- keményszívű, kérges, érzéketlen, bőrkeményedésesHungarian
- harðlyndur, harðgeðja, tilfinningalaus, fólskulegur, harðbrjósta, kaldgeðjaIcelandic
- calloso, insensibile, cinicoItalian
- ueke, utongaMāori
- hard, ongevoelig, eeltig, afgestompt, bot, gevoelloos, harteloosDutch
- мозолистый, бесчувственный, чёрствый, бездушный, бессердечныйRussian
- žuljevit, kalozan, tvrd, bezosjećajan, nemilosrdanSerbo-Croatian
- hjärtlös, känslokall, känslolösSwedish
- người vô tìnhVietnamese
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