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Definition 1: make insensitive or callous; deaden feelings or morals - [verb of change]

Synonyms for callous in the sense of this definition

(callous is a kind of ...) cause to accept or become hardened to; habituate

"He was inured to the cold"

Definition 2: emotionally hardened - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where callous or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for callous in the sense of this definition

(callous is similar to ...) deficient in human sensibility; not mentally or morally sensitive

"insensitive to the needs of the patients"

Definition 3: having calluses; having skin made tough and thick through wear - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where callous or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • calloused skin
  • with a workman's callous hands

Synonyms for callous in the sense of this definition

(callous is similar to ...) physically toughened

"the tough bottoms of his feet"

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