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Word: callous

Definition: hardened; unfeeling; without sympathy for the sufferings of others; unkind


Sentences Containing 'callous'

By frequent repetition, the mind in the long run becomes callous; and thus this mental disease produces confirmed Avarice.
Even though Nobunaga is often regarded as a callous and bellicose figure, it is said that Nobunaga mourned her throughout the night and had her buried within view of his castle.
Having experienced the loss of his mother at an early age, and with a desire to leave behind a callous father, he heads to university.
He soon regrets marrying his 2nd wife when he learns how shallow, callous and impatient she is in comparison to his first wife's impeccable patience, devotion and kindness.
In 1932 he made a major error in not "pulling" the "wicked beyond expression" Wilkinson story, a barrage of ugly untruths about the victim of a callous murder, which his competitors were quick to seize upon.
Osiris discovers that the deaths he caused have corrupted Isis' soul, causing her to fluctuate between her normal personality and a cruel callous one.
The abbey was desecrated by Lord Leonard Grey in 1538 and he was executed three years later for his callous actions.
There is a heavy, white callous deposit at the upper extremity of the inner margin of the aperture.

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