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1. Of, relating to, or characteristic of a pachyderm.
2. Thick-skinned; insensitive.

[New Latin Pachydermata, obsolete order name; see pachyderm + -ous.]


(ˌpæk ɪˈdɜr mə təs)

1. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of pachyderms.
2. thick-skinned; insensitive: a pachydermatous indifference to insults.
[1815–25; < New Latin Pachydermat(a) (see pachyderm) + -ous]
pach`y•der′ma•tous•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.pachydermatous - of or relating to or characteristic of pachyderms
2.pachydermatous - emotionally hardened; "a callous indifference to suffering"; "cold-blooded and indurate to public opinion"
insensitive - deficient in human sensibility; not mentally or morally sensitive; "insensitive to the needs of the patients"
References in classic literature ?
My battery captain called me a Pachydermatous Anachronism the other day.
Cutler, the British officer, was pachydermatous to ideas, but punctilious about behaviour.
The impressionable peasant leads a larger, fuller, more dramatic life than the pachydermatous king.