callous: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (kal'us), [key]
— adj.
  1. made hard; hardened.
  2. insensitive; indifferent; unsympathetic: They have a callous attitude toward the sufferings of others.
  3. having a callus; indurated, as parts of the skin exposed to friction.
—v.t., v.i.
  1. to make or become hard or callous.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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