Callous

Cal"lous

(?), a. [L. callosus callous hard, fr. callum, callus, callous skin: cf. F. calleux.] 1. Hardened; indurated. "A callous hand." Goldsmith. "A callous ulcer." Dunglison.
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2. Hardened in mind; insensible; unfeeling; unsusceptible. "The callous diplomatist." Macaulay.
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It is an immense blessing to be perfectly callous to ridicule.
T. Arnold.

Syn. -- Obdurate; hard; hardened; indurated; insensible; unfeeling; unsusceptible. See Obdurate.

-- Cal"lous*ly, adv.
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A callousness and numbness of soul.
Bentley.
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