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callous

callous - Dictionary definition and meaning for word callous

Definition
(verb) make insensitive or callous; deaden feelings or morals
Synonyms : cauterise , cauterize

Definition
(adj) emotionally hardened
Synonyms : indurate , pachydermatous
Example Sentence
  • a callous indifference to suffering
  • cold-blooded and indurate to public opinion

Definition
(adj) having calluses; having skin made tough and thick through wear
Synonyms : calloused , thickened
Example Sentence
  • calloused skin
  • with a workman's callous hands

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for callous

callous sounds like khallas so jiski sub kuch khallas ho gayi hai..that person becomes hard, insensitive and unfeeling.
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by sonamina

call(CALL)o(OH)US(U.S)..Oh U.S Please Call Us for MS and dont be so unkind,hardened and unfeeling..!!!
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by jammy4u

callous - call out,someone who pretends didn't listen when you call his name,callous
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by it's_me

callous sounds like KHALLAS(Hindi)....so jiski sensitivity khallas ho gayi hai
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by nehaMD

Kallis (Jacques Kallis, SA) is such an insensitive (callous)batsman. He would beat Indian bowlers like anything.
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by subhasish

read it like CARELESS so when a person is pinched or pierced if he doesn't react its bcuz his skin is insensitive may be due to some anesthesia (Just imagine)
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by BNS

police says call-o-us if somebody is callous towards you
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by pspr

KHAROOS
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by userdce

Man, how insensitive you are, just tell are you going to CALL-US or not......?
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by bugmenot

callous- hell on us. he was so heartless.he thought " hell on us"
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by Lgvi

remember colosseum in italy were barbaric cruel fights were fought(gladiator mvie)
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by Adithya.R.Kumar

police says call-o-us if somebody is callous towards you
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by pspr

it's sounds like south african batsman KALLIS who has no emotion for indian bowler
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by TOSHU

call ous(aswath) who is hardened unfeeling for others.
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by sansecretcp

Engineering students become callous to education after graduation because that is teh maximum any human brain can handle lol
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by jzzshade

sounds like "kaala" in hindi.so,"dil se kaala" means insensitive,unkind
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by torres9

sounds like carlos ... so you can imagine the unkind and unfeeling villian ;)
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by pintu89

Callous comes from Callum means skin or Khaal in Indian languages. Any one who has hard rough khaal is unfeeling even in emotion...
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by fahad18g

doctor call us to say that we had insensitive thick skin
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by blvrmanindra

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