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Synonyms for callous
ˈkæl əs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. callous, indurate, pachydermatous(adj)

    emotionally hardened

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

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

    Antonyms:
    sensitive, tender, untoughened

  2. calloused, callous, thickened(verb)

    having calluses; having skin made tough and thick through wear

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

    Synonyms:
    calloused, indurate, pachydermatous, thickened

    Antonyms:
    tender, untoughened, sensitive

  3. callous, cauterize, cauterise(verb)

    make insensitive or callous; deaden feelings or morals

    Synonyms:
    cauterise, burn, cauterize

    Antonyms:
    sensitive, tender, untoughened

Wiktionary

  1. callous(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    heartless, astorgous

  2. callous(adjective)

    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.

    Synonyms:
    heartless, astorgous

  3. callous(adjective)

    Having calluses.

    Synonyms:
    heartless, astorgous

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. callous(a.)

    Synonyms:
    indurated, hardened, hard

  2. callous(a.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. callous(a)

    Synonyms:
    unfeeling, insensible, hardened, unimpressible

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How to use callous in a sentence?

  1. William Tong:

    It makes you sick to your stomach, it's sickening that people who are so close to this disaster were so callous.

  2. Northern Kentucky:

    Encouraging the spread of an acute infectious disease in a community demonstrates a callous disregard for the health and safety of friends, family, neighbors, and unsuspecting members of the general public, a person who has contracted chickenpox can be infectious for up to 2 days before experiencing the rash that is associated with the virus.

  3. Claire Bass:

    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.

  4. 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.

  5. Gloria Steinem:

    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.


Translations for callous

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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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