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Webster 1913 Edition


Callous

Cal′lous

,
Adj.
[L.
callosus
callous hard, fr.
callum
,
callus
, callous skin: cf. F.
calleux
.]
1.
Hardened; indurated.
“A callous hand.”
Goldsmith.
“A callous ulcer.”
Dunglison.
2.
Hardened in mind; insensible; unfeeling; unsusceptible.
“The callous diplomatist.”
Macaulay.
Cal′lous-ly
,
adv.
A
callousness
and numbness of soul.
Bentley.

Webster 1828 Edition


Callous

CALLOUS

, a.
1.
Hard; hardened; indurated; as an ulcer or some part of the body.
2.
Hardened in mind; insensible; unfeeling.

Definition 2022


callous

callous

English

Adjective

callous (comparative more callous, superlative most callous)

  1. Emotionally hardened; unfeeling and indifferent to the suffering/feelings of others.
    She was so callous that she could criticise a cancer patient for wearing a wig.
  2. Having calluses.

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Noun

callous (plural callouses)

  1. Alternative form of callus