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
References in classic literature ?
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!"
Caroline Abrahams, Age UK charity director, said: "Fraudsters will often callously target older people with scams, preying on vulnerabilities such as loneliness, fi-nancial pressures, health conditions and bereavement.
TWO kittens were callously hurled over a garden fence and "dumped like rubbish".
The Tories are either blind to the misery they are inflicting or callously indifferent.
MRS May's intransigence over her precious deal, which isn't a deal and which nobody likes, could well lead to the spectre of No-Deal by default - even though she callously uses the threat of No-Deal as a tactic to scare the Commons into caving in.
Killing our beautiful badgers needlessly and callously would not only breach the rules - it would be the terrible destruction of one of our countryside's most popular creatures.
As millionaires get a huge tax cut, disabled people are seeing their benefits callously withdrawn and whittled away.
Households across Scotland, including Tom and Fiona's and countless others, know only too well how callously untrue that is.
The Tories are callously indifferent of their savage cuts beginning to provoke uproar around the country.
THE Thandi brothers forfeited any right which they might have had to develop any building on Castle Hill when they callously disregarded the strictures placed upon them by the planning committee.
A MIDLAND drug dealer has been convicted of callously cutting off part of a woman's ear and shooting a man.