Definition of callous in English:

callous

Line breaks: cal|lous
Pronunciation: /ˈkaləs
 
/

adjective

noun

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Derivatives

callously

adverb
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  • These forces, which have benefited from the growth of terrorism, are today callously turning the phenomenon to their own political and ideological ends.
  • The women were separated and roughly tied up by intruders who then callously ransacked their home taking a sum of cash and a lifetime's collection of jewellery.
  • Even though no one can dispute that these individuals committed a callously vicious crime, I did however, lean towards providing them with a second chance.

callousness

noun
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  • The callousness and cruelty of these posters exposes them as abhorrent and cruel freaks who have no soul or compassion.
  • The sheer callousness of the cruelty is beyond belief.
  • The massacre was notorious because of its callousness and brutality.

Origin

late Middle English (in the Latin sense): from Latin callosus 'hard-skinned'.

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