callously


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cal·lous

 (kăl′əs)
adj.
1. Having calluses; toughened: callous skin on the elbow.
2. Emotionally hardened; unfeeling: a callous indifference to the suffering of others.
tr. & intr.v. cal·loused, cal·lous·ing, cal·lous·es
To make or become callous.

[Middle English, from Old French cailleux, from Latin callōsus, from callum, hard skin.]

cal′lous·ly adv.
cal′lous·ness n.
Usage Note: Do not confuse the adjective callous, as in Years of dealing with criminals had left her callous, with the noun callus, as in I have a callus on my thumb. Also, do not confuse the verb callous, which means "to make or become callous," with the verb callus "to form or develop hardened tissue."
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.callously - in a callous way; "he callously exploited their feelings"

callously

adverb heartlessly, coldly, harshly, brutally, insensitively, obdurately, unfeelingly, soullessly, hardheartedly He is accused of callously ill-treating his wife.
Translations
بِغَلاظَه، بِقَشْوَه
bezcitněnecitlivětvrdě
følelseskoldthårdhudethjerteløst
érzéketlenül
harîneskjulega
duygusuzca

callously

[ˈkæləslɪ] ADVdespiadadamente, cruelmente

callously

[ˈkæləsli] adv [ignore, abandon, reject] → durement

callously

advherzlos

callously

[ˈkæləslɪ] adv (behave) → in modo insensibile; (speak) → con durezza; (decide) → cinicamente

callous

(ˈkӕləs) adjective
unfeeling; cruel. a callous person/attack.
ˈcallously adverb
ˈcallousness noun
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In the flood of soft light the winged youths and the butterfly women reappeared on the panels, affected, gorgeous, callously unconscious of anything having happened during their absence.
For a long time Bert could not imagine what these callously active offices could be, then he detected the noise of the presses and emitted his "Gaw
A FINANCIAL adviser who callously stole more than PS350,000 from four elderly and vulnerable people who regarded him as a friend has been jailed for six years.
A group of WWI veterans were caught up in the disaster, callously abandoned by the government.
He said: "You callously used her for your own selfish needs.
It is pathetic to see that the media has, so callously, leaked the medical report of ex-general Pervez Musharaf.
The blackened three-bedroom semi has been boarded up since the night Mick Philpott, his wife Mairead and pal Paul Mosley callously torched it last May.
Unfortunately, thousands of drivers remain callously indifferent to appeals to reduce the terrible toll of the roads.
RSPCA inspector Selina Chan said: "These animals were callously dumped near a busy dual carriageway and could easily have been fatally wounded by passing traffic.
The ex-Tory MP should be helping the poor rather than callously slagging them off.
What a shame that this war veteran who deserves our utmost respect has been treated so cruelly and callously.
Pakistan and the United States share a common interest in standing together against extremists and terrorists who callously take the lives of our citizens.