Callous



made hard; hardened.
insensitive; indifferent; unsympathetic:
They have a callous attitude toward the sufferings of others.
having a callus; indurated, as parts of the skin exposed to friction.
to make or become hard or callous.
Contemporary Examples

Rush and Robertson: Shameless Haiti Wingnuts John Avlon January 14, 2010
No, I’m Pretty Sure Mitt Romney ‘Gets It’ Justin Green March 3, 2013
With Benghazi Video, Karl Rove Kicks Off 2016 With Hillary Clinton Hit John Avlon May 12, 2013
Obama’s Demented Drug Policy Radley Balko April 15, 2009
The Child Soldier on Trial at Guantanamo Andrea J. Prasow October 26, 2010

Historical Examples

Things as They Are Amy Wilson-Carmichael
Days Off Henry Van Dyke
Punch, or the London Charivari, May 13, 1914 Various
Folkways William Graham Sumner
Lucretia, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton

adjective
unfeeling; insensitive
(of skin) hardened and thickened
verb
(pathol) to make or become callous
adj.

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