callous

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

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.

SynonymsEdit

Related termsEdit

TranslationsEdit

NounEdit

callous ‎(plural callouses)

  1. Alternative form of callus
Read in another language