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callously


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Callous  \Cal"lous\,  a.  [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. 
 
  It  is  an  immense  blessing  to  be  perfectly  callous  to 
  ridicule.  --T.  Arnold. 
 
  Syn:  Obdurate;  hard;  hardened;  indurated;  insensible; 
  unfeeling;  unsusceptible.  See  {Obdurate}.  -- 
  {Cal"lous*ly},  adv  --  {Cal"lous*ness},  n. 
 
  A  callousness  and  numbness  of  soul.  --Bentley. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  callously 
  adv  :  in  a  callous  way  "he  callously  exploited  their  feelings" 
  [syn:  {unfeelingly}] 




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