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callous

adjective uk   us   /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!
callously
adverb uk   us   /-li/
callousness
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/
Translations of “callous”
in Arabic قاس…
in Korean 냉담한…
in Malaysian kejam…
in French dur…
in Turkish katı, duyarsız…
in Italian insensibile…
in Chinese (Traditional) 冷酷無情的, 無同情心的,麻木不仁的…
in Russian жестокий, бездушный…
in Polish bezduszny…
in Vietnamese nhẫn tâm…
in Spanish duro, insensible…
in Portuguese insensível…
in Thai ใจดำ…
in German abgebrüht…
in Catalan cruel…
in Japanese 無神経な…
in Indonesian kejam…
in Chinese (Simplified) 冷酷无情的, 无同情心的,麻木不仁的…
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