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CALLOUS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does callous mean? 

CALLOUS (adjective)
  The adjective CALLOUS has 2 senses:

1. emotionally hardened
2. having calluses; having skin made tough and thick through wear

  Familiarity information: CALLOUS used as an adjective is rare.


CALLOUS (verb)
  The verb CALLOUS has 1 sense:

1. make insensitive or callous; deaden feelings or morals

  Familiarity information: CALLOUS used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CALLOUS (adjective)


Sense 1callous [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Emotionally hardened

Synonyms:

callous; indurate; pachydermatous

Context examples:

a callous indifference to suffering / cold-blooded and indurate to public opinion

Similar:

insensitive (deficient in human sensibility; not mentally or morally sensitive)


Sense 2callous [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Having calluses; having skin made tough and thick through wear

Synonyms:

calloused; callous; thickened

Context examples:

calloused skin / with a workman's callous hands

Similar:

tough; toughened (physically toughened)


CALLOUS (verb)


Sense 1callous [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make insensitive or callous; deaden feelings or morals

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

callous; cauterise; cauterize

Hypernyms (to "callous" is one way to...):

harden; indurate; inure (cause to accept or become hardened to; habituate)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s somebody


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