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callous

adjective     /ˈkæl.əs/
unkind , cruel , and without sympathy or feeling for other people : It might sound callous, but I don't care if he's homeless . He's not living with me!Unkind, cruel and unfeelingViolent or aggressiveTreating people or animals badlyInsults and abuse callously     /-li/ adverb Unkind, cruel and unfeelingViolent or aggressiveTreating people or animals badlyInsults and abuse callousness     /-nəs/ noun [U] Unkind, cruel and unfeelingViolent or aggressiveTreating people or animals badlyInsults and abuse
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