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callousness

[ kal-uhs ]SEE DEFINITION OF callousness

Synonyms for callousness

  • alienation
  • apathy
  • carelessness
  • disdain
  • disinterest
  • disregard
  • inattention
  • inertia
  • insensitivity
  • lack
  • negligence
  • nonchalance
  • aloofness
  • coldness
  • coolness
  • detachment
  • disinterestedness
  • dispassion
  • equity
  • heedlessness
  • immunity
  • impartiality
  • impassiveness
  • impassivity
  • insouciance
  • isolationism
  • lethargy
  • listlessness
  • neutrality
  • noninterference
  • objectivity
  • stoicism
  • torpor
  • unconcern
  • unmindfulness
  • cold shoulder
  • cold-bloodedness
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Antonyms for callousness

  • attention
  • esteem
  • respect
  • bias
  • caring
  • compassion
  • concern
  • feeling
  • interest
  • involvement
  • regard
  • sympathy
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CALLOUSNESS

Perhaps the fate of Niobe is no fable, but a type of the callousness of our nature.

For all my callousness I was sick and unmanned by that which had befallen.

Her callousness was like a gust of wind upon the living embers of his fears.

She looked at him in anger almost at what seemed a callousness.

The callousness which he displayed in saying all this deeply pained his pious father.

"Pooh, she didn't have to pay much," said Judith with the callousness of childhood.

His callousness was inhuman, and in my indignation I was not inclined to mince my words.

There is a callousness about the way in which these words are uttered that jars upon Molly.

With all his passions and all his profusion, a callousness crept over his heart.

Perhaps, if we must go on suggesting, anxiety ends in callousness.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1400, "hardened," in the physical sense, from Latin callosus "thick-skinned," from callus, callum "hard skin" (see callus). The figurative sense of "unfeeling" appeared in English by 1670s. Related: Callously; callousness.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR CALLOUSNESS

coarseness

nounrudeness, vulgarity
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