[pak-i-dur-muh-tuh s]


of, relating to, or characteristic of pachyderms.
thick-skinned; insensitive: a pachydermatous indifference to insults.

Origin of pachydermatous

1815–25; < New Latin Pachydermat(a) (see pachyderm) + -ous
Related formspach·y·der·ma·tous·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for pachydermatous

Historical Examples of pachydermatous

  • The thick hides of pachydermatous animals correspond to the quilted armour of ancient and semi-civilized races.

    The Evolution of Culture

    Augustus Henry Lane-Fox Pitt-Rivers

  • The impressionable peasant leads a larger, fuller, more dramatic life than the pachydermatous king.

  • But the pachydermatous inertia of the citizens of Alleghenia had yet its vulnerable spot, where the weapon might enter.

    The Lieutenant-Governor

    Guy Wetmore Carryl

  • But a glance would suffice to show that he now sitting there is not a member of that dogged and pachydermatous race.

  • He recognizes the pachydermatous skin of the beggar boys in the dark and wrinkled envelope of the old oaks.


    J. K. Huysmans