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Synonyms for callousˈkæl əs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. callous, indurate, pachydermatous(adj)

    emotionally hardened

    "a callous indifference to suffering"; "cold-blooded and indurate to public opinion"

    calloused, pachydermous, pachydermic, callous, pachydermatous, pachydermal, thickened, indurate

    sensitive, tender, untoughened

  2. calloused, callous, thickened(verb)

    having calluses; having skin made tough and thick through wear

    "calloused skin"; "with a workman's callous hands"

    calloused, callous, indurate, pachydermatous, thickened

    tender, untoughened, sensitive

  3. callous, cauterize, cauterise(verb)

    make insensitive or callous; deaden feelings or morals

    cauterise, callous, burn, cauterize

    sensitive, tender, untoughened


  1. callous(adjective)

    heartless, astorgous

  2. callous(adjective)

    Emotionally hardened; unfeeling and indifferent to the suffering/feelings of others.

    heartless, astorgous

  3. callous(adjective)

    Having calluses.

    heartless, astorgous

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. callous(a.)

    indurated, hardened, hard

  2. callous(a.)

    insensible, unfeeling, apathetic, obtuse, unsusceptible, unimpressible, sluggish, dull, torpid, indifferent, dead

Translations for callous

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  • мазолест, безсърдечен, безчувственBulgarian
  • otrlýCzech
  • gefühllos, verhärtet, schwielig, abgestumpftGerman
  • calloso, desconsiderado, insensible, cruelSpanish
  • kylmä, tunteeton, känsäinen, sydämetönFinnish
  • insensible, sans-coeur, endurciFrench
  • cranrachIrish
  • कठोरHindi
  • keményszívű, kérges, érzéketlen, bőrkeményedésesHungarian
  • harðlyndur, harðgeðja, tilfinningalaus, fólskulegur, harðbrjósta, kaldgeðjaIcelandic
  • calloso, insensibile, cinicoItalian
  • bejausmisLithuanian
  • ueke, utongaMāori
  • hard, ongevoelig, eeltig, afgestompt, bot, gevoelloos, harteloosDutch
  • bezdusznyPolish
  • insensívelPortuguese
  • мозолистый, бесчувственный, чёрствый, бездушный, бессердечныйRussian
  • žuljevit, kalozan, tvrd, bezosjećajan, nemilosrdanSerbo-Croatian
  • hjärtlös, känslokall, känslolösSwedish
  • người vô tìnhVietnamese

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