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cal·lous / ˈkaləs/ • adj. showing or having an insensitive and cruel disregard for others: his callous comments about the murder made me shiver.• n. variant spelling of callus.DERIVATIVES: cal·lous·ly adv.cal·lous·ness n.

callous

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callous hardened. XVI. — (partly through F. calleux) L. callōsus, f. callus hardened skin, which has been used in Eng. since XVI.