callousness callousness  /ˈkæ ləs nəs/


  • (n) devoid of passion or feeling; hardheartedness


  1. Clark's callousness toward York sits awkwardly with his portrayal as an American hero.
  2. He should have instead adopted a steely callousness and refused to bargain.
  3. They're rooted in societal indifference and individual callousness in the imperfections of man.


  • Letters: Standing up for West; abuse of power; dangerous fervor in Joshua

    The town of West is in obvious need of assistance to repair the damages caused by the explosion. Our state authorities are complaining about the callousness of FEMA in denying funds to repair all the damage to infrastructure. It seems that damages not covered by insurance are in the vicinity of $40 million.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram


  1. "These actions further undermine human rights and the 'peaceful Olympics' called for by the authorities, and reflect an irresponsible callousness towards the Sichuan earthquake victims," Hom said in an emailed statement.
    on Jul 29, 2008 By: Sharon Hom Source: Reuters

  2. "The response of the regime in Burma to this crisis has been absolutely callous and those paying the price of this callousness have been the long-suffering Burmese people," Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd told parliament.
    on May 13, 2008 By: Kevin Rudd Source: Reuters

  3. "This calamity is the result of the state government's callousness and the extensive damage shows criminal neglect on its part," said Rabri Devi, the head of the opposition in Bihar, an eastern state that was hardest hit in large part because it...
    on Aug 7, 2007 By: Rabri Devi Source: International Herald Tribune

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propriety propriety
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