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callousness

[ kal-uhs-nis ]
/ ˈkæl əs nɪs /
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noun
the quality of being insensitive, indifferent, or unsympathetic; hardness of heart:Cutting off the unemployed from their benefits is a sad blend of callousness—a complete lack of empathy for the unfortunate—and unsound economics.
a hardened or thickened condition of the skin or other tissue:Razors and shaving cause a callousness of the skin, which will encourage heavier hair growth and irritation.
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un·cal·lous·ness, noun

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