HyperDic: callous

English > 3 senses of the word callous:
ADJECTIVEallcallous, indurate, pachydermatousemotionally hardened
allcallous, calloused, thickenedhaving calluses
VERBchangecallous, cauterize, cauterisemake insensitive or callous
callous > pronunciation
Soundskae'lahs
Rhymesabacus ... zealous: 1164 rhymes with ahs...
English > callous: 3 senses > adjective 1
Meaningemotionally hardened.
Example"a callous indifference to suffering"
Synonymsindurate, pachydermatous
BroaderinsensitiveDeficient in human sensibility
Spanishduro, insensible
Nounscallousness, callositydevoid of passion or feeling
Adverbscallouslyin a callous way
English > callous: 3 senses > adjective 2
MeaningHaving calluses; having skin made tough and thick through wear.
Examples
  • "calloused skin"
  • "with a workman's callous hands"
Synonymscalloused, thickened
Broadertough, toughenedphysically toughened
Spanishcalloso
Nounscallosityan area of skin that is thick or hard from continual pressure or friction (as the sole of the foot)
English > callous: 3 senses > verb 1, change
Meaningmake insensitive or callous; deaden feelings or morals.
PatternSomething ----s somebody
Synonymscauterize, cauterise
Broaderinure, harden, indurateCause to accept or become hardened to
Spanishinsensibilizar
Catalaninsensibilitzar

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