- v make insensitive or callous; deaden feelings or morals
- s having calluses; having skin made tough and thick through wear
- She was a disheveled blonde with a set lip and calloused hands, and she was thumbing a ride in New Jersey's Palisades Park.
- Stepping out of the hot Florida sun into the first-base dugout, he wipes his meaty, calloused hands with a towel before offering a handshake.
- With calloused bare feet and PUNK tattooed on his fingers, he survives by playing his ukulele on buses for money.
- Ron Prince in SportingNews.com
That's exactly the kind of game we need to really to become more calloused and hardened about playing these kind of opponents,Prince said. "You're going to have to beat these type of people to win your own championship, your own division,...
- Donovan in Florida Times-Union
LSU's hardened, they're scarred, they calloused,Donovan said. "We have none of that. We have baby skin right now."
- Jeb Hensarling in Boston Globe (registration)
Without this legislation, I fear that the cold, calloused, and clumsy hand of bureaucrats may stifle political speech in cyberspace,Hensarling said. "Today, the Internet is free from FEC regulation. Clearly it should remain that way."