Synonyms for callous:
Impassible, pitiless, Casehardened.
Other synonyms and related words:
case-hardened, merciless, obdurate, impassive, cauterise, unmoved, flinty, obstinate, pachydermatous, cold, careless, compassionless, slash-and-burn, harden, insensate, pitiless, indurate, calloused, cauterize, burn, unmerciful, ironhearted, Hard-hearted, stonyhearted, take-no-prisoners, impervious, thick-skinned, insusceptible, pachydermal, inhuman, thickened, affectless, unsparing, cruel, inhumane, Casehardened, pachydermic, soulless, Impassible, uncharitable, desensitized, Cold-hearted.
cruel, insensitive (adjective)
soulless, heartless, uncompassionate, indifferent, careless, cold, insentient, apathetic, unconcerned, impenitent, case-hardened, impassive, hard, obdurate, insensitive, hardhearted, thick-skinned, insensate, tough, stony, cold-blooded, unsympathetic, unfeeling, insensible, hardened, stiff, hard-boiled.
unconcerned, insensitive, stony, hard, dispassionate, hardened, passionless, unemotional, hard-boiled, apathetic, unfeeling, heartless, cool, numb, ruthless, aloof, indifferent, objective, uncompassionate, detached, passive, hardhearted, blunt, tough, nonchalant, dull, cold-blooded, emotionless, unsympathetic, anesthetized.
brazen, insolent, outspoken, outrageous, impolite, discourteous, irreverent, defiant, rude, insubordinate, sacrilegious, brash, cheeky, saucy, flagrant, arrogant, impertinent, disrespectful, audacious, mouthy, sarcastic, derisive, bold, candid, presumptuous, contemptuous.
swooning, insensible, senseless, unperceptive, insentient, aloof, trance-like, blacked out, dead, unfeeling, faint, oblivious, unconscious, soporific, insensitive, narcotic, numb, dull, anesthetized, comatose.
Sense 2 (noun)
Usage examples for callous:
- She was not as callous as she wished to appear. - "Love's Usuries", Louis Creswicke.
- The cool callous tones of the men knocked on my heart like blows. - "The Other Side of the Door", Lucia Chamberlain.
- But, for myself, I have grown callous to all such allusions. - "The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.", Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist).