verb (used with or without object)
- callosal gyrus,
- callot, jacques,
- calloway, cab
Origin of callous
Examples from the Web for callousness
Two basic characteristics not related to memory are apathy and indifference or callousness.Does Donald Sterling Have Dementia? And Does That Make Him Any Less of a Racist?|Robert Silverman|May 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Cry out against the callousness toward the first responders to the Twin Towers on 9/11.
Some readers were upset by the callousness of hedge fund traders.
Callousness was followed by infatuation, as even the pagans felt that whom God wills to ruin He first drives mad.The Expositor's Bible: The Book of Exodus|G. A. Chadwick
But he also had the defects of his qualities, and could display on occasion a certain cruelty and callousness of disposition.
To drive back the tears I called to my aid all the callousness and sulkiness which I possess.Tell England|Ernest Raymond
Her callousness was like a gust of wind upon the living embers of his fears.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
To have gone off at once to China like that proved his callousness and indifference.The Man and the Moment|Elinor Glyn
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.