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Callous

Antonyms for callous:

kind, humane, sympathetic, sensitive, tender, compassionate, affectionate.

Synonyms for callous:

Sense 1

Cold-hearted, stonyhearted, compassionless, harden.

Sense 2

unmoved.

bony

osseous.

harden

indurate, coarsen, harden, calloused, Casehardened.

impassive

insusceptible.

stubborn

obdurate, obstinate.

unfeeling

Impassible, pitiless, Casehardened.

unreceptive

impervious.

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.

all (adjective)

indurate, pachydermatous.

brutal (adjective)

inhuman.

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.

dead (adjective)

anesthetized.

hard (adjective)

hard, solid, stiff, soulless, rigid, flinty, firm, unsparing.

hardened (adjective)

thick-skinned, irreverent, case-hardened.

impenitent (adjective)

uncontrite, remorseless, impenitent, hardened, unremorseful, unrepentant.

indifferent (adjective)

impassive, insensate.

insensitive (adjective)

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.

insolent (adjective)

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.

pitiless (adjective)

cruel.

rocklike (adjective)

hard.

senseless (adjective)

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)

Cold-hearted, stonyhearted, compassionless, obdurate.

callous (noun)

pachydermatous, cauterize, cauterise, thick-skinned, indurate, insensitive.

unfeeling (noun)

cold, soulless, impassive, cruel, insensate, case-hardened, obdurate.

change (verb)

cauterise, cauterize.

roughen (verb)

coarsen.

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).

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