Callousness



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

Does Donald Sterling Have Dementia? And Does That Make Him Any Less of a Racist? Robert Silverman May 22, 2014
The People’s Panic Michael Lewis November 25, 2008
How the Wall Street Protesters Win Lee Siegel October 13, 2011

Historical Examples

Tobias Smollett Oliphant Smeaton
Vivian Grey Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli
The Kingdom Round the Corner Coningsby Dawson
The Suitors of Yvonne Raphael Sabatini
The Man and the Moment Elinor Glyn
Miss Pat at School Pemberton Ginther
Robert Elsmere Mrs. Humphry Ward

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

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