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callous

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin callōsus (hard-skinned), from callum (hardened skin) + -ōsus.

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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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