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"callous" in British English

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callousadjective

uk   /ˈkæl.əs/ 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   /ˈkæl.əs.li/ us   /ˈkæl.əs.li/
callousness
noun [U] uk   /ˈkæl.əs.nəs/ us   /ˈkæl.əs.nəs/
(Definition of callous from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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callousadjective

us   /ˈkæl·əs/
without sympathy or feeling for other people: As callous as it may sound, trying to help some students is a waste of time.
(Definition of callous from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “callous”
in Korean 냉담한…
in Arabic قاس…
in Malaysian kejam…
in French dur…
in Russian жестокий, бездушный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 冷酷無情的, 無同情心的,麻木不仁的…
in Italian insensibile…
in Turkish katı, duyarsız…
in Polish bezduszny…
in Spanish cruel, duro, insensible…
in Vietnamese nhẫn tâm…
in Portuguese insensível…
in Thai ใจดำ…
in German abgebrüht…
in Catalan cruel…
in Japanese 無神経な…
in Chinese (Simplified) 冷酷无情的, 无同情心的,麻木不仁的…
in Indonesian kejam…
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