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
An NSPCC spokesperson said: "These predators callously exploited a vulnerable teenage girl and forced her to endure a hellish ordeal
Tom Brown, from Edinburgh, wrote on Facebook: "Almost a year ago a young man, Shaun Woodburn from Midlothian, a father and all round good egg, on a night out with his friends, was callously attacked by a group of youths.
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.
They did their duty unlike the politicians and armchair generals of the day, who callously sent 100,000s of British servicemen to their deaths.
Met Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe is finally going to apologise to Lord Brittan's wife for callously hounding her dying husband over a bogus rape claim.
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.
It makes me ill how callously people talk about ripping their clients off.
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.