What does the word callous mean?

    Part of speech: adverb

  • Callously.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • Callousness.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Like thickened and hardened skin; insensible; unfeeling.

Usage examples for callous

  1. As callous in regard to bloodshed and as loose in her morals as were the barbarians of her time, she was not without conscience as to the opportunities of her position, and she labored in many ways for the public good. – Women of Early Christianity Woman: In all ages and in all countries, Vol. 3 (of 10) by Alfred Brittain Mitchell Carroll
  2. Well, she was equally guilty one way or the other, and being almost callous about detection, she might as well go. – Jess by H. Rider Haggard
  3. Jatinda's callous departure is an ill omen. – Autobiography of a YOGI by Paramhansa Yogananda
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