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[pak-i-dur-muh-tuh s] /ˌpæk ɪˈdɜr mə təs/
of, relating to, or characteristic of pachyderms.
thick-skinned; insensitive:
a pachydermatous indifference to insults.
Origin of pachydermatous
1815-25; < New Latin Pachydermat(a) (see pachyderm) + -ous
Related forms
pachydermatously, adverb Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The thick hides of pachydermatous animals correspond to the quilted armour of ancient and semi-civilized races.

    The Evolution of Culture Augustus Henry Lane-Fox Pitt-Rivers
  • The impressionable peasant leads a larger, fuller, more dramatic life than the pachydermatous king.

  • But the pachydermatous inertia of the citizens of Alleghenia had yet its vulnerable spot, where the weapon might enter.

    The Lieutenant-Governor Guy Wetmore Carryl
  • But a glance would suffice to show that he now sitting there is not a member of that dogged and pachydermatous race.

    Renshaw Fanning's Quest Bertram Mitford
  • He recognizes the pachydermatous skin of the beggar boys in the dark and wrinkled envelope of the old oaks.

    L-bas J. K. Huysmans
  • pachydermatous leggins of buckskin, at cost of their own unity, had saved me from impalement.

    Mount Rainier

  • Mrs. Chapman was a stout, dewlapped old lady, with dull eyes and pachydermatous folds in her face.

    The Talking Horse F. Anstey
  • John Bull is not as pachydermatous as once he was, and a chance word of Brother Jonathan's penetrates and rankles.

    Americanisms and Briticisms Brander Matthews
  • Unless he could get away from his pachydermatous familiar, Pettengill must care for his cases that morning.

    Short Sixes H. C. Bunner
  • Cutler, the British officer, was pachydermatous to ideas, but punctilious about behaviour.

    The Wisdom of Father Brown G. K. Chesterton

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