verb (used with or without object)
Origin of callous
Examples from the Web for callously
And in places where fundamentalism is most severe, women are callously repressed.The True Muslim Revolutionaries and Their Fight Against Extremism|Timothy Michael Law|August 29, 2013|DAILY BEAST
So were the Pakistanis: Gen. Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, the Army chief, said the men had been “callously targeted.”
It makes me ill how callously people talk about ripping their clients off.Toxic, Callous, and Lacking Leadership. Welcome to Goldman Sachs.|Noah Kristula-Green|March 14, 2012|DAILY BEAST
No matter how callously defined, neither America's interests -- nor the world's -- are served by the denial of human aspirations.
He was as callously indifferent to human life and property as a human being might be with the life and property of a cockroach.Anything You Can Do|Gordon Randall Garrett
Callously, she had struck right and left for room to get to her feet.Marjorie Dean, College Sophomore|Pauline Lester
Oh, how can you talk so callously after such an awful experience?The Wings of the Morning|Louis Tracy
They were discussing his fate as calmly and callously as if he had been a steer with a broken leg.Shoe-Bar Stratton|Joseph Bushnell Ames
They were straining the limits of human endurance too callously.The Siege of Kimberley|T. Phelan
British Dictionary definitions for callously
Word Origin for callous
Word Origin and History for callously
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.