verb (used with or without object)
- callosal gyrus,
- callot, jacques,
- calloway, cab
Origin of callous
Examples from the Web for callous
Is this the picture of a callous culture that chews these young men up and spits them out?
The deal, critics charge, was at best a bad one and at worst, a callous political move.Did Christie Go Easy on a Human Trafficker Just to Bust a Small-Time Pol?|Olivia Nuzzi|March 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The problem is that, when exposed to the political limelight, Carson's “gifted hands” have become careless, callous.Ben Carson Was a Role Model for Black Teens Until He Sold Out to the Right|Joshua DuBois|March 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Perhaps the most callous Israeli response, however, came from economy minister Naftali Bennett.
Not so much a callous smoking gun as a practical statement of fact.With Benghazi Video, Karl Rove Kicks Off 2016 With Hillary Clinton Hit|John Avlon|May 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST
"It would make me laugh," said John, and the rest seemed to think that this callous remark settled the matter.
Callous, self-dependent in semblance, think what her sufferings are, empaled by memory and conscience.Alone|Marion Harland
Callous she still appeared, so possessed by her general doom that she had no sense of its particular woes.The House with the Green Shutters|George Douglas Brown
She swept another glance of her grey eyes at Larry, very different from that that she had bestowed upon the callous Cloherty.Mount Music|E. Oe. Somerville and Martin Ross
This he has done with cynical, callous publicity, without effort at concealment, without shame.The Congo and Coasts of Africa|Richard Harding Davis
Word Origin for callous
c.1400, "hardened," in the physical sense, from Latin callosus "thick-skinned," from callus, callum "hard skin" (see callus). The figurative sense of "unfeeling" appeared in English by 1670s. Related: Callously; callousness.