pachydermatous love

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of, relating to, or characteristic of a pachyderm.
  • adjective Thick-skinned; insensitive.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Same aspachyderm.
  • Figuratively, thick-skinned; insensible to ridicule, abuse, reproof, etc.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Zoöl.) Of or pertaining to the pachyderms.
  • adjective Thick-skinned; not sensitive to ridicule.
  • adjective (Med.) Of or pertaining to pachyderma.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective of or relating to the pachyderms
  • adjective thick-skinned, insensitive

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

  • adjective of or relating to or characteristic of pachyderms
  • adjective emotionally hardened

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[New Latin Pachydermata, obsolete order name; see pachyderm + –ous.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

pachy- + -dermatous

Examples

  • This combination, of ratlike claws and pachydermatous-size insteps, causes the subject to be very cautious about where, and indeed when, he takes off his shoes.

    On the Limits of Self-Improvement, Part I

  • But even a Flamburian may at last be pierced; and then (as with other pachydermatous animals) the hole, once made, is almost certain to grow larger.

    Mary Anerley

  • Farther on, the pachydermatous lophiodon (crested toothed), a gigantic tapir, hides behind the rocks to dispute its prey with the anoplotherium

    Journey to the Interior of the Earth

  • Cutler, the British officer, was pachydermatous to ideas, but punctilious about behaviour.

    The Complete Father Brown

  • A dozen of red partridges and rays were speedily brought down, and Glenarvan also managed very cleverly to kill a TAY-TETRE, or peccary, a pachydermatous animal, the flesh of which is excellent eating.

    In Search of the Castaways

  • Cutler, the British officer, was pachydermatous to ideas, but punctilious about behaviour.

    The Complete Father Brown

  • Those having the fewest dermal plates were most agile, while their more pachydermatous mates toiled in ponderous slow motion.

    Perseus Spur

  • She had piqued his curiosity, aroused his interest and disturbed by just a pin-prick his pachydermatous equanimity; she would not raise again before the draw.

    The Fifth Ace

  • In advance of the troops came the armoured train, a pachydermatous monster which moved cumbrously in front of the column, and was saluted by the smoking wrath of big guns as soon as it appeared.

    South Africa and the Transvaal War, Vol. 2 (of 6) From the Commencement of the War to the Battle of Colenso, 15th Dec. 1899

  • The wonder is that the country ever got governed at all, but it seems that all public men who had any fixed and sensible ideas and wished to see them carried out, had to make themselves callous, pachydermatous, hardened against this offensive mud-slinging.

    The Dominion in 1983

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