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callous

unfeeling; emotionally hardened: She was so callous that she didn’t shed a tear when her husband died.
Not to be confused with:
callus – a thickening of the horny layer of the skin: You may have to go to a doctor to get that callus removed.
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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."
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callous

(ˈkæləs)
adj
1. unfeeling; insensitive
2. (Pathology) (of skin) hardened and thickened
vb
(Pathology) pathol to make or become callous
[C16: from Latin callōsus; see callus]
ˈcallously adv
ˈcallousness n
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cal•lous

(ˈkæl əs)

adj.
1. made hard; hardened.
2. insensitive; indifferent; unsympathetic.
3. having a callus; indurated, as parts of the skin exposed to friction.
v.t., v.i.
4. to make or become hard or callous.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin callōsus hard-skinned, tough]
cal′lous•ly, adv.
cal′lous•ness, n.
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callous


Past participle: calloused
Gerund: callousing

Imperative
callous
callous
Present
I callous
you callous
he/she/it callouses
we callous
you callous
they callous
Preterite
I calloused
you calloused
he/she/it calloused
we calloused
you calloused
they calloused
Present Continuous
I am callousing
you are callousing
he/she/it is callousing
we are callousing
you are callousing
they are callousing
Present Perfect
I have calloused
you have calloused
he/she/it has calloused
we have calloused
you have calloused
they have calloused
Past Continuous
I was callousing
you were callousing
he/she/it was callousing
we were callousing
you were callousing
they were callousing
Past Perfect
I had calloused
you had calloused
he/she/it had calloused
we had calloused
you had calloused
they had calloused
Future
I will callous
you will callous
he/she/it will callous
we will callous
you will callous
they will callous
Future Perfect
I will have calloused
you will have calloused
he/she/it will have calloused
we will have calloused
you will have calloused
they will have calloused
Future Continuous
I will be callousing
you will be callousing
he/she/it will be callousing
we will be callousing
you will be callousing
they will be callousing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been callousing
you have been callousing
he/she/it has been callousing
we have been callousing
you have been callousing
they have been callousing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been callousing
you will have been callousing
he/she/it will have been callousing
we will have been callousing
you will have been callousing
they will have been callousing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been callousing
you had been callousing
he/she/it had been callousing
we had been callousing
you had been callousing
they had been callousing
Conditional
I would callous
you would callous
he/she/it would callous
we would callous
you would callous
they would callous
Past Conditional
I would have calloused
you would have calloused
he/she/it would have calloused
we would have calloused
you would have calloused
they would have calloused
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.callous - make insensitive or callous; deaden feelings or morals
inure, indurate, harden - cause to accept or become hardened to; habituate; "He was inured to the cold"
Adj.1.callous - 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"
2.callous - having calluses; having skin made tough and thick through wear; "calloused skin"; "with a workman's callous hands"
toughened, tough - physically toughened; "the tough bottoms of his feet"
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callous

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callous

adjective
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Translations
قاسي القلب، غَليظ
bezcitnýnecitlivý
følelseskoldhårdhudethjerteløs
keményszívűkérges
tilfinningalaus, harîgeîja; fólskulegur
žiauriai
bezjūtīgscietsir-dīgs
duygusuzvurdumduymaz

callous

[ˈkæləs]
A. ADJ
1. [person, remark] → insensible, cruel; [treatment, murder, crime, attack] → despiadado, cruel
his callous disregard for their safetysu cruel indiferencia ante su seguridad
2. (Med) → calloso
B. N (Med) → callo m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

callous

[ˈkæləs] adj [person] → dur(e), insensible; [disregard, indifference] → total(e); [treatment] → dur(e)
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

callous

adj
(= cruel)gefühllos, herzlos
(Med) → schwielig, kallös
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

callous

[ˈkæləs] adj (person) → insensibile; (remark) → crudele
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

callous

(ˈkӕləs) adjective
unfeeling; cruel. a callous person/attack.
ˈcallously adverb
ˈcallousness noun
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.
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She slightly moved her hand in his and felt the harsh contact of his teamster callouses. The sensation was exquisite.
He felt her callouses grind and grate on his, and a great wave of pity welled over him.
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