verb (used with or without object)
- callosal gyrus,
- callot, jacques,
- calloway, cab
Origin of callous
Examples from the Web for calloused
Subject has athletic build, calloused knuckles, broken nose – characteristics of martial arts practitioners.Russia Tells ‘Tourists’ How to Go Fight in Ukraine|Oleg Shynkarenko|April 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Wars do not end on their own, or by the calloused hands of our military led by generals.America Prepares to Fold in Afghanistan But Must Stay|John Kael Weston|January 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Those brick-laying years chumming it up with calloused day laborers in Sydney are finally paying off.
He knelt down and took the dog's head tenderly in his rough, calloused hands and examined his eyes.The Shining Cow|Alex James
He denied me and repulsed me over and over again, until he so calloused himself that there was no point left for attack.The Fate of Felix Brand|Florence Finch Kelly
A creepy feeling traveled up and down his spine at the thought of it, and he shook to his calloused heels.The Rich Little Poor Boy|Eleanor Gates
He knew that it was his last farewell, and the calloused heart was melted.Through the Gates of Old Romance|W. Jay Mills
Without even pausing to think it over Rajah bent his calloused knees, and gratefully Kathlyn crawled back into the howdah.The Adventures of Kathlyn|Harold MacGrath
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.