Synonyms for callous

Synonyms for (verb) callous

Synonyms: cauterise, cauterize, callous

Definition: make insensitive or callous; deaden feelings or morals

Similar words: harden, indurate, inure

Definition: cause to accept or become hardened to; habituate

Usage: He was inured to the cold

Synonyms for (adj) callous

Synonyms: indurate, pachydermatous, callous

Definition: emotionally hardened

Usage: a callous indifference to suffering; cold-blooded and indurate to public opinion

Similar words: insensitive

Definition: deficient in human sensibility; not mentally or morally sensitive

Usage: insensitive to the needs of the patients

Synonyms: thickened, callous, calloused

Definition: having calluses; having skin made tough and thick through wear

Usage: calloused skin; with a workman's callous hands

Similar words: tough, toughened

Definition: physically toughened

Usage: the tough bottoms of his feet

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