Definition of 'callous'
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But they were old enough to carry out this callous and cruel crime. The Sun (2016)And what a callous disregard he is showing for your feelings. The Sun (2017)A fragile little thing floating softly through a cruel and callous world. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The men are condemned as callous and culturally insensitive. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It may lead to the person responsible for these callous actions. The Sun (2010)The letters also suggest that callous treatment of patients and their relatives is becoming more common. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It uncovers a callous disregard for innocent life. Times, Sunday Times (2010)This callous brinkmanship has become an annual ordeal. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It appears cold and callous and it might come back to bite her. The Sun (2014)Can you imagine a more callous action? The Sun (2008)They struggle hard not to become callous and harder still not to despise the culture of alcohol. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Many of the sports explored here document the callous treatment of animals by our forebears in the name of entertainment. Times, Sunday Times (2015)They are actually callous and indifferent to the drama of life and death in the midst of which they find themselves. WHEN SCOTLAND RULED THE WORLD: The Story of the Golden Age of Genius, Creativity and Exploration (2002)How cold and callous is that. The Sun (2006)It was a callous, cruel and selfish act. Times, Sunday Times (2016)If they turn their backs, they are condemned as indifferent and callous. Times, Sunday Times (2010)With her apparent lack of remorse, she appears to be as cruel and callous as he is. The Sun (2014)I trust this callous disregard for viewers' feelings will be put right as soon as possible. Times, Sunday Times (2008)She said last night: 'I want these callous people caught. The Sun (2012)
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Used Occasionally. callous is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'callous'
British English: callous ADJECTIVE
A callous person or action is very cruel and shows no concern for other people or their feelings.
...his callous disregard for human life.
Definition of callous from the Collins English Dictionary
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