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"callous" in British English

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callousadjective

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/
(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 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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