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1. callous

adjective. ['ˈkæləs'] emotionally hardened.

Synonyms

  • pachydermatous
  • indurate

Antonyms

  • decalcify
  • stay
  • soften

Etymology

  • callosus (Latin)
  • -osus (Latin)

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Rhymes with Callous

  • digitalis
  • prothallus
  • maryalice
  • borealis
  • daedalus
  • ilalis'
  • ilalis
  • pallas
  • palace
  • malice
  • kalous
  • kallus
  • gallus
  • dallas'
  • dallas
  • callus
  • callace
  • ballasts
  • balas
  • alice

How do you pronounce callous?

Pronounce callous as ˈkæləs.

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Sentences with callous


1. Adjective
The cutting wounds will be clean but hard with a callous.

2. Verb, base form
Allow the cut ends to heal and callous for approximately 10 days.

Quotes about callous


1. I think God is a callous bitch not making me a lesbian. I'm deeply disappointed by my sexual interest in men.
- Diamanda Galás

2. Once conform, once do what other people do because they do it, and a lethargy steals over all the finer nerves and faculties of the soul. She becomes all outer show and inward emptiness; dull, callous, and indifferent.
- Virginia Woolf

3. Time [10w] {Couplet} Can there be more callous crimethan unkindly killing time?
- Beryl Dov

2. callous

adjective. ['ˈkæləs'] having calluses; having skin made tough and thick through wear.

Synonyms

  • thickened
  • tough
  • calloused

Antonyms

  • delicate
  • inexperienced
  • weak
  • untempered

Etymology

  • callosus (Latin)
  • -osus (Latin)

3. callous

verb. ['ˈkæləs'] make insensitive or callous; deaden feelings or morals.

Synonyms

  • harden
  • cauterise
  • indurate
  • inure

Antonyms

  • edible
  • soft
  • easy
  • comfortable

Etymology

  • callosus (Latin)
  • -osus (Latin)
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