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I'll tell you one thing about me: I'm very private. I always have been private. People think I'm callous, arrogant. I didn't like the media attention.
Eric Dickerson

Meaning of "callous" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CALLOUS

From Latin callōsus.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF CALLOUS

callous  [ˈkæləs] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CALLOUS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Callous is a verb and can also act as an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb callous in English.

WHAT DOES CALLOUS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of callous in the English dictionary

The first definition of callous in the dictionary is unfeeling; insensitive. Other definition of callous is hardened and thickened. Callous is also to make or become callous.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO CALLOUS

PRESENT

Present
I callous
you callous
he/she/it callouses
we callous
you callous
they callous
Present continuous
I am callousing
you are callousing
he/she/it is callousing
we are callousing
you are callousing
they are callousing
Present perfect
I have calloused
you have calloused
he/she/it has calloused
we have calloused
you have calloused
they have calloused
Present perfect continuous
I have been callousing
you have been callousing
he/she/it has been callousing
we have been callousing
you have been callousing
they have been callousing
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I calloused
you calloused
he/she/it calloused
we calloused
you calloused
they calloused
Past continuous
I was callousing
you were callousing
he/she/it was callousing
we were callousing
you were callousing
they were callousing
Past perfect
I had calloused
you had calloused
he/she/it had calloused
we had calloused
you had calloused
they had calloused
Past perfect continuous
I had been callousing
you had been callousing
he/she/it had been callousing
we had been callousing
you had been callousing
they had been callousing
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will callous
you will callous
he/she/it will callous
we will callous
you will callous
they will callous
Future continuous
I will be callousing
you will be callousing
he/she/it will be callousing
we will be callousing
you will be callousing
they will be callousing
Future perfect
I will have calloused
you will have calloused
he/she/it will have calloused
we will have calloused
you will have calloused
they will have calloused
Future perfect continuous
I will have been callousing
you will have been callousing
he/she/it will have been callousing
we will have been callousing
you will have been callousing
they will have been callousing
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would callous
you would callous
he/she/it would callous
we would callous
you would callous
they would callous
Conditional continuous
I would be callousing
you would be callousing
he/she/it would be callousing
we would be callousing
you would be callousing
they would be callousing
Conditional perfect
I would have callous
you would have callous
he/she/it would have callous
we would have callous
you would have callous
they would have callous
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been callousing
you would have been callousing
he/she/it would have been callousing
we would have been callousing
you would have been callousing
they would have been callousing
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you callous
we let´s callous
you callous
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to callous
Past participle
calloused
Present Participle
callousing
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CALLOUS


balas
ˈbæləs
Callas
ˈkæləs
callus
ˈkæləs
Dallas
ˈdæləs
dalles
ˈdæləs
gallous
ˈɡæləs
gallus
ˈɡæləs
ithyphallus
ˌɪθɪˈfæləs
Pallas
ˈpæləs
phallus
ˈfæləs
prothallus
prəʊˈθæləs
thallous
ˈθæləs
thallus
ˈθæləs

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CALLOUS

callipers
callipygian
callipygous
callistemon
callisthenic
callisthenics
Callisto
callithump
callithumpian
callop
callose
callosities
callosity
calloused
callously
callousness
callow
callowness
calluna
callus

WORDS THAT END LIKE CALLOUS

acarpellous
bullous
cancellous
dasyphyllous
endophyllous
fabulous
fibrillous
gamophyllous
libellous
marvellous
microvillous
monophyllous
morbillous
papillous
polyphyllous
quarrellous
sclerophyllous
stenophyllous
triphyllous
villous
xiphophyllous

Synonyms and antonyms of callous in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «CALLOUS»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «callous» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of callous

Translation of «callous» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CALLOUS

Find out the translation of callous to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of callous from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «callous» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

麻木不仁的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

insensible
570 millions of speakers

English

callous
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

कठोर
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

قاسي القلب
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

черствым
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

insensível
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অনুভূতিহীন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

dur
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Lelah
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

herzlos
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

冷淡な
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

냉혹한
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Callous
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

da tay bị chay
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

இரக்கமற்றதாகவும்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

निष्ठुर
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

duygusuz
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

insensibile
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

nieczuły
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

черствим
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

dur
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ανάλγητη
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

gevoellose
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

känslokallt
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

ufølsom
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of callous

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CALLOUS»

The term «callous» is quite widely used and occupies the 53.436 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CALLOUS» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «callous» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «callous» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about callous

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10 QUOTES WITH «CALLOUS»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word callous.
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Harsha Bhogle
Among sportsmen are the noble, the diligent and the caring, as there are the callous, the cheats and the criminals.
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Rob Bishop
The political spin in Washington is revolting, just revolting. It's a callous political game.
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Cory Booker
There is too much disagreement for disagreement's sake. In a time of persistent challenges that still call into question our most sacred aspirations as a country, we cannot afford shallow callous divisiveness in our public debate.
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Charlotte Bronte
Memory in youth is active and easily impressible; in old age it is comparatively callous to new impressions, but still retains vividly those of earlier years.
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Eric Dickerson
I'll tell you one thing about me: I'm very private. I always have been private. People think I'm callous, arrogant. I didn't like the media attention.
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Robert Greenwald
It appears the Kochs are among the most defensive billionaires, preferring the comfy confines of their callous and intellectually dishonest world view.
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John Lydon
I'm not this callous clown walking around laughing at life all the time. I've had some serious, serious problems in my life. But I've come out with a smile.
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Dennis Potter
As adults, we do know more, but we don't know enough. People can be very unthinkingly callous.
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Michael Specter
Although it may seem callous to say so, millions of Americans are lucky that Magic Johnson was infected with H.I.V. There is no way of calculating how many lives he has saved. No advertising agency could have invented a better, or more effective, role model.
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Nassim Nicholas Taleb
In social policy, when we provide a safety net, it should be designed to help people take more entrepreneurial risks, not to turn them into dependents. This doesn't mean that we should be callous to the underprivileged.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CALLOUS»

Discover the use of callous in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to callous and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Callous Disregard: Autism and Vaccines: The Truth Behind a ...
As Andrew Wakefield states in his prologue, “If autism does not affect your family now, it will. If something does not change—and change soon—this is almost a mathematical certainty. This book affects you also.
Andrew J. Wakefield, 2013
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Callous Disregard
Harold "Hotsy" Hargan worked for the Atomic Energy Commission at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant where he encountered many problems that could possibly be a hazard to the public.
Rex Elliot Hall, 2010
3
Callous
"A fictional exploration of small town paranoia inspired by fear, false memory and confession and mob psychology juxtapositioned against religious fervor"--Provided by publisher.
T. K. Kenyon, 2008
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Blood on Their Hands: How Callous Conservatives Capitalize ...
In Blood on Their Hands, author Forrest Redd unravels the past eight years of the Bush Administration in an attempt to prove why George W. Bush should be convicted of inciting an illegal war.
Forrest P. Redd, 2009
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Everything Turns to Callous: That's Life
Annie Salisbury. PIENA DI TAL PENSIERO (possessed by this thought) pieno fiato fiore quieto il mio fuoco vuoto chiaro via da parte di da mio cuore quieto il mio fuoco la donna la frutta e lo lupo che vorrà fare questo lupo? questo donna e  ...
Annie Salisbury
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The Psychology of Dexter
... callous-unemotional and fearlessness. Callous-unemotional describes the degree to which a person possesses a callous disposition—one in which he or she does not respond to the distress of others and displays little emotion ...
Bella DePaulo, Leah Wilson, 2010
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Eugenics Laboratory Memoirs
Temperament — Sympathetic or Callous. Male and Female Cousins. Table LX. Type G. Table LXI. Type H. Male Cousin Male Cousin Table LXII. Type I. Table LXIII. Type K. Male Cousin Male Cousin o o Temperament — Sympathetic or ...
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The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: A Work of Universal ...
The state or quality of being hardened or callous—2. In a concrete sense, an thickened or hardened part on the surface 0 the human body or that of any animal, such as the hard and often somewhat bony lumps that arise in places exposed to ...
William Dwight Whitney, Benjamin Eli Smith, 1899
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Depressive Symptoms Predict Callous-Unemotional Behavior in ...
Depressive symptoms were examined in a sample of adjudicated adolescent males with conduct disorder and callous-unemotional behavior as measured by the Inventory of Callous-Unemotional Traits (ICU), the Antisocial Process Screening Device ...
Brandi C Fink, 2011
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A Flora of California
Inner fruiting sepals entire (or nearly so) and Without callous grains; pedicels not very prominently jointed. • Leaves rounded to acute at base. Inner fruiting sepals broader than long 1. B. venosus. Inner fruiting sepals longer than broad 2.
Willis Linn Jepson, 1909

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CALLOUS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term callous is used in the context of the following news items.
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Callous thief steals lifesaving defibrillator from Exeter Cathedral
The raider has been branded 'callous' by Exeter Cathedral who introduced the device after a member of the congregation collapsed and died ... «Exeter Express and Echo, Jul 15»
2
Alison Johnstone: Spare kids from callous cuts
It's the school holidays, and for many parents and young people these lazy days of summer will be bookended with emotion as the transfer from ... «Edinburgh Evening News, Jul 15»
3
Hooper quits Herald gossip gig after 'callous comment' criticism
Free audio stream, including stories that are padlocked on our site. Listen on any device, anywhere. Updated twice daily. The audio stream ... «The National Business Review, Jul 15»
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Victims left with 'shattered' confidence after fraud by callous cold …
(1) A 68-year-old woman in Throckley, near Newcastle was visited and told £3,000 worth of tile repairs were needed. He and others returned at ... «Gazette Live, Jul 15»
5
Callous burglars steal from Penrith man who has cerebral palsy
CALLOUS burglars stole iPads from wheelchair-bound Robbie Davies and his carer, Sam Davies (no relation), while they slept on Sunday ... «The Daily Telegraph, Jul 15»
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Formby woman, 90, sees car stolen by callous distraction burglars
Residents in Sefton are being reminded not to let cold-callers into their homes following a distraction burglary in Formby. A 90-year-old woman ... «Southport Visiter, Jul 15»
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“And everybody cried”: The callous murder of the Harvey family and …
The facts of the crime that emerged were callous and horrible. The family had been held hostage in the basement – muzzled, restrained, and ... «Salon, Jul 15»
8
Tunisia shooting victim Matthew James relives the moment callous
Tunisia shooting victim Matthew James from Pontypridd has told how he tried to sacrifice his life to save his fiancee in the beach massacre. «WalesOnline, Jul 15»
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'Callous' teenager jailed for murder of 24-year-old man who was …
DCI Simon Werrett, of the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate, said: "The judge described him as a callous young man with a tendency ... «Haringey Independent, Jul 15»
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Melody Cammock-Gayle: Cold, callous care at University Hospital
My mother was recently admitted to the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI), Ward 3, my first experience of what a gravely ill patient ... «Jamaica Gleaner, Jul 15»

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