An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (heartless)
a. cruel
The callous king sentenced the jester to death because he wasn't funny.El cruel rey condenó al bufón a la muerte por no ser cómico.
The president promised to capture the perpetrators of this callous and senseless act.El presidente prometió capturar a los perpetradores de este acto cruel y sin sentido.
b. insensible
Can't you see she's upset? There's no need to be so callous.¿No puedes ver que está alterada? No hay necesidad de ser tan insensible.
c. desalmado
The region succeeded in overthrowing their brutal and callous dictator.La región logró derrocar a su brutal y desalmado dictador.
d. despiadado
The callous criminal didn't show any remorse.El criminal despiadado no mostró remordimiento alguno.
2. (rough)
a. calloso
The pedicurist helped me get rid of the callous spots on my heels.El pedicurista me ayudó a eliminar las áreas callosas de mis talones.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. cruel, desalmado(a)
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callous [ˈkæləs]
1 [+person, remark] insensible; cruel
his unpleasant and callous attitude to others
[+treatment, murder, crime, attack] despiadado; cruel
outraged at the knifing and callous murder of London headmaster described it as a despicable callous crime
his callous disregard for their safety su cruel indiferencia ante su seguridad
2 (Med) calloso
(Med) callo (m)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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