The common ground beneath all this callous craziness is a belief that charity begins at home.
Romney lost in part because he allowed his campaign and personality to be defined as extreme and callous.
Not so much a callous smoking gun as a practical statement of fact.
Obama's callous dismissal of the question—as if serious people didn't even require an explanation—wasn't warranted.
The implication, of course, was that Khadr was, in the words of one interrogator, “cold and callous.”
Or take the power of Caste in another direction—its callous cruelty.
But there are some tender and sensitive souls who are too fine for these callous joys.
We hope that, after this callous confession, Scotland Yard will now take action.
They are callous to the sight of blood and suffering and come to positively 182enjoy it.
callous as the wretch was, Percival's emotion and his proposal struck Varney with a sentiment like compunction.
c.1400, "hardened," in the physical sense, from Latin callosus "thick-skinned," from callus, callum "hard skin" (see callus). The figurative sense of "unfeeling" appeared in English by 1670s. Related: Callously; callousness.
callous cal·lous (kāl'əs)
Of, relating to, or characteristic of a callus or callosity.