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  • adj. Having become or being made callous.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. having callouses; -- of skin.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having calluses; having skin made tough and thick through wear


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  • They are a company of celibates, grinding harshly against one another and growing daily more calloused from the grinding.

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  • And now its kind of calloused and I learned that my pleasure is only at about 25\% of what it can be.

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  • Just one of those stories that reminds us of how calloused and insensitive the Republican base can actually be.

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  • The GOP are calloused, cold hearted/blooded, and cruel.

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  • You remember the yellow pull-out drawers Dad labeled sheet metal, rope, soldering stuff, hinges; your Saturday drives to Entz White: one of his calloused hands at the top of the wheel, the other holding his coffee mug against the truck seat.

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  • She grunted, muffling a curse that was gliding its way up her throat, and pulled her head away from the tree's calloused touch.

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  • Sure thing, go right ahead and make it a three strikes felony, that's what they deserve ... but, realistically, I'm not sure it would have much of a deterrent effect to a calloused lawbreaker.

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  • My feet harbor the calloused soles of one has walked across beds of fire and the wrinkled flesh of one who had, for so long, too long, believed he could walk on water.

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  • Home care staff who work with family caregivers caution that caregivers shouldn't be too worried that others may find their ability to find humor in situations "calloused" or "uncaring" because this may prevent you from finding joy in your caregiving.

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  • My hands were pretty calloused after all that shoveling, and my fingernails were a mess.

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