callous

callous
قَاسٍ \ austere: (of people) severe, self-controlled and serious: He always has an austere expression, and never smiles. bad, (worse, worst): (of things that are never good) serious; severe: a bad accident; a bad cold. brutal: having no feeling; cruel: a brutal war; a brutal act of violence. callous: (of the skin) hardened and thick. cruel: liking to hurt others; unkind; causing pain: It is cruel to lock up a child. He struck her a cruel blow. fierce: (of people, their actions and feelings) violent: a fierce attack; a fierce hatred. grim: very serious; ready to suffer or to make others suffer; not yielding; merciless: he faced his enemy with a grim smile. hard: firm; not soft: as hard as iron, not gentle; unkind; demanding complete obedience He’s a hard father. He’s hard on his children. harsh: (of people and punishments) hard; cruel. inhuman: cruel; lacking natural human kindness. merciless: showing no mercy. relentless: pitiless. rigid: stiff; not bending unable to bend. ruthless: merciless; pitiless: a ruthless enemy. severe: (of things) bad or violent, causing anxiety; (of people) hard and merciless: a severe illness; a severe judge. stern: severe demanding obedience: stern treatment; a stern father. stringent: (of conditions, rules, etc.) severe; demanding exact fulfilment. tough: not easily cut or torn or broken: tough meat; tough glass. violent: using force; fierce: a violent attack; a violent temper. virulent: very harmful to the health; poisonous; full of hate: a virulent disease; a virulent political speech. \ See Also عنيف، خبيث (خبيث)، جامد (جامد)، عديم الشفقة، صارم (صَارِم)، مؤلم (مُؤْلِم)، شنيع (شنيع)، وحشي (وَحْشِيّ)، غليظ (غليظ)‏

Arabic-English glossary. 2015.

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  • Callous — Cal lous, a. [L. callosus callous hard, fr. callum, callus, callous skin: cf. F. calleux.] 1. Hardened; indurated. A callous hand. Goldsmith. A callous ulcer. Dunglison. [1913 Webster] 2. Hardened in mind; insensible; unfeeling; unsusceptible.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • callous — [kal′əs] adj. [ME < L callosus < callum, hard skin] 1. a) having calluses b) thick and hardened: usually calloused 2. lacking pity, mercy, etc.; unfeeling vt., vi. to make or become callous n …   English World dictionary

  • callous — I adjective adamant, adamantine, brutal, callosus, cold, cold of heart, cold blooded, coldhearted, durus, hard, hard of heart, hardened, hardhearted, heartless, impassive, impenetrable, impenitent, imperturbable, impervious, implacable, inclement …   Law dictionary

  • callous — (adj.) c.1400, hardened, in the physical sense, from L. callosus thick skinned, from callus, callum hard skin (see CALLUS (Cf. callus)). The figurative sense of unfeeling appeared in English by 1670s …   Etymology dictionary

  • callous — *hardened, indurated Analogous words: tough, tenacious, stout, *strong: *firm, solid, hard: *inflexible, adamant, obdurate, inexorable: insensitive, impassible, *insensible, anesthetic Antonyms: tender …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • callous — [adj] cruel, insensitive apathetic, blind to, careless, case hardened, cold, cold blooded, deaf to, hard, hard bitten, hard boiled, hardened, hardhearted, heartless, impassive, impenitent, indifferent, indurated, inflexible, insensate, insensible …   New thesaurus

  • callous — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ insensitive and cruel. ► NOUN variant spelling of CALLUS(Cf. ↑callused). DERIVATIVES callously adverb callousness noun. ORIGIN Latin callosus hard skinned …   English terms dictionary

  • callous — I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Latin callosus, from callum, callus callous skin Date: 15th century 1. a. being hardened and thickened b. having calluses < callous hands > 2. a. feeling no emotion b. feeli …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • callous — adj. 1) callous to (callous to suffering) 2) callous to + int. (it was callous of him to say that) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • callous — cal|lous [ˈkæləs] adj [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: calleux, from Latin callosus, from callus; CALLUS] not caring that other people are suffering ▪ We were shocked at the callous disregard for human life. ▪ a callous attitude ▪ the… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • callous — callously, adv. callousness, n. /kal euhs/, adj. 1. made hard; hardened. 2. insensitive; indifferent; unsympathetic: They have a callous attitude toward the sufferings of others. 3. having a callus; indurated, as parts of the skin exposed to… …   Universalium

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