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callous

This word is also in the group 100 IELTS Words.
  • showing or having an insensitive and cruel disregard for others.
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Examples

By defending his blundering ways, this self-serving little weasel shows callous disregard for that poor little girl.

This isn’t callous and soulless; it can be rich and exciting.

More than rage, it was a pity that filled me on seeing this callous indifference all around.

But despite the ineluctable force of modernization it’s surprising how strongly and deeply rooted this callous disregard for women is.

Jasmine felt a deep stab of anger at that callous comment and she glared at him.

I guess this means I don’t need to feel I went wrong somewhere raising someone who has become such a cruel and callous snob?

He was capable of cold, even callous detachment - surely qualities essential for that sort of work.

I don’t think I’m a cruel or callous person, and I don’t want to think that what happened to me made me into one.

This just excuses all cruel and callous behavior and makes the recipient of it the one to bear the burden.

Certainly, there is no denying that these cruel and callous acts were terrorism.

People capable of that sort of uncaring and cruelly callous behavior tend to move on to humans if they are not stopped early enough.

It is this callous indifference to human life on the part of the “disciples” that he is alerting us to.

Why didn’t I bombard him with cruel, viciously callous words?

He was knocked to the floor by a cold and callous killer, which left him totally defenceless on the floor.

The whole arms business has made top politicians, of both main parties, increasingly callous and insensitive.

If only you new the truth you would hang your head in shame at your ignorance and callous disregard for the suffering of your fellow Australians.

All of them are presented as taking place in an environment of such reckless irresponsibility and callous disregard of the value of human life as to strain credulity.

Sadly, there is big money in rare species, but this is a very cruel and callous type of crime, and one we are anxious to stamp out.

Under its sugarcoating of carefree decadence lies a remarkably cruel and callous film.

This explains in part why slaves were often brutalized by the callous administration of cruel punishments.

I am so glad she didn’t stay because I would not have wanted her to see the absolute callousness and rudeness of some of my co-workers.

It sets a fine example for callousness and tacit cruelty in all walks of life.

Even though no one can dispute that these individuals committed a callously vicious crime, I did however, lean towards providing them with a second chance.

The women were separated and roughly tied up by intruders who then callously ransacked their home taking a sum of cash and a lifetime’s collection of jewellery.

The callousness and cruelty of these posters exposes them as abhorrent and cruel freaks who have no soul or compassion.

Numerous students made a joint effort to keep the venue clean by ensuring that students used the bin instead of callously littering.

A father smothered his daughter to death nine years ago and then callously continued his life as if nothing had happened, a court was told.

These forces, which have benefited from the growth of terrorism, are today callously turning the phenomenon to their own political and ideological ends.

The massacre was notorious because of its callousness and brutality.

The sheer callousness of the cruelty is beyond belief.