callous
I adjective adamant, adamantine, brutal, callosus, cold, cold of heart, cold-blooded, coldhearted, durus, hard, hard of heart, hardened, hardhearted, heartless, impassive, impenetrable, impenitent, imperturbable, impervious, implacable, inclement, indifferent, indisposed to mercy, indurate, indurated, inexcitable, inexorable, inflexible, infrangible, insensate, insensible, insensitive, insentient, intolerant, obdurate, persecuting, pitiless, relentless, remorseless, rigorous, seared, severe, shock-proof, steeled against, stubborn, tearless, thick-skinned, toughened, unbending, unblushing, uncaring, uncomforting, uncompassionate, uncondoling, unconsoling, unfeeling, unforgiving, unimpressed, unimpressible, unimpressionable, unmelting, unmerciful, unmoved, unpardoning, unpitying, unrelenting, unruffled, unstirred, unsusceptible, unsympathetic, unsympathizing, unyielding II index cold-blooded, diabolic, impervious, insensible, insusceptible (uncaring), obdurate, obtuse, phlegmatic, recalcitrant, ruthless, unaffected (uninfluenced)

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  • Callous — Cal lous, a. [L. callosus callous hard, fr. callum, callus, callous skin: cf. F. calleux.] 1. Hardened; indurated. A callous hand. Goldsmith. A callous ulcer. Dunglison. [1913 Webster] 2. Hardened in mind; insensible; unfeeling; unsusceptible.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • callous — [kal′əs] adj. [ME < L callosus < callum, hard skin] 1. a) having calluses b) thick and hardened: usually calloused 2. lacking pity, mercy, etc.; unfeeling vt., vi. to make or become callous n …   English World dictionary

  • callous — (adj.) c.1400, hardened, in the physical sense, from L. callosus thick skinned, from callus, callum hard skin (see CALLUS (Cf. callus)). The figurative sense of unfeeling appeared in English by 1670s …   Etymology dictionary

  • callous — *hardened, indurated Analogous words: tough, tenacious, stout, *strong: *firm, solid, hard: *inflexible, adamant, obdurate, inexorable: insensitive, impassible, *insensible, anesthetic Antonyms: tender …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • callous — [adj] cruel, insensitive apathetic, blind to, careless, case hardened, cold, cold blooded, deaf to, hard, hard bitten, hard boiled, hardened, hardhearted, heartless, impassive, impenitent, indifferent, indurated, inflexible, insensate, insensible …   New thesaurus

  • callous — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ insensitive and cruel. ► NOUN variant spelling of CALLUS(Cf. ↑callused). DERIVATIVES callously adverb callousness noun. ORIGIN Latin callosus hard skinned …   English terms dictionary

  • callous — I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Latin callosus, from callum, callus callous skin Date: 15th century 1. a. being hardened and thickened b. having calluses < callous hands > 2. a. feeling no emotion b. feeli …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • callous — adj. 1) callous to (callous to suffering) 2) callous to + int. (it was callous of him to say that) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • callous — cal|lous [ˈkæləs] adj [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: calleux, from Latin callosus, from callus; CALLUS] not caring that other people are suffering ▪ We were shocked at the callous disregard for human life. ▪ a callous attitude ▪ the… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • callous — callously, adv. callousness, n. /kal euhs/, adj. 1. made hard; hardened. 2. insensitive; indifferent; unsympathetic: They have a callous attitude toward the sufferings of others. 3. having a callus; indurated, as parts of the skin exposed to… …   Universalium

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