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A visit to a British museum accompanied by a callous curator ends badly when Sayet learns that the building’s inventory includes numerous indigenous skulls stored in unlabeled boxes.

The Israeli government has attempted to use social media to bolster its support, too, but in a particularly callous way.

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Prosecutors who opposed the release wrote in a court filing that the “cold and callous nature of this crime reflects the defendant’s depravity.”

At the same time, the cops who are called on to keep order frequently behave like a callous, occupying force, and, all too often, the money corrupts them, too.

The singer’s callous responses to autistic people’s concerns on Twitter did nothing to increase my trust in her ability to treat us like full-fledged human beings onscreen.

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Is this the picture of a callous culture that chews these young men up and spits them out?

The deal, critics charge, was at best a bad one and at worst, a callous political move.

The problem is that, when exposed to the political limelight, Carson's “gifted hands” have become careless, callous.

Perhaps the most callous Israeli response, however, came from economy minister Naftali Bennett.

With each passing disaster our skin grows a little more callous, our “thoughts and prayers” more cynical.

The callous Justice passed on to the next stye, immersed in thought.

It isn't in the average man to be utterly callous to the suffering of another, even if that other richly deserves his pain.

But where the trade is once admitted, no wonder the heart becomes callous to the individual sufferings of the slaves.

The brutal callous indifference of the whole thing was most strongly marked.

The Hindoo devotee is exceedingly tender of the lives of animals, while he is often callous to human suffering.


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On this page you'll find 109 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to callous, such as: apathetic, careless, cold-blooded, heartless, indifferent, and insensitive.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.