Definition of callously in English:



  • In a way that shows an insensitive and cruel disregard for others; unfeelingly.

    ‘they use other people callously and remorselessly for their own ends’
    • ‘The homeless man who I tell callously to get some self-respect would not remember the incident.’
    • ‘Some movies sought to teach us about these uncommon threats, yet these lessons have been callously disregarded.’
    • ‘He trusted me, and I callously betrayed him.’
    • ‘Nothing could be worse than the imposition of such callously designed development programs.’
    • ‘Employers who callously or ignorantly exposed their workers to a dangerous substance need to be held accountable.’
    • ‘I've never had any parent behave this callously at our house.’
    • ‘She seems to callously brush aside their views on religion.’
    • ‘They have been struck by the politics of fear and ignorance callously played by that administration.’
    • ‘The charges that these prisoners were callously abandoned by our own leaders are, obviously, extremely serious.’
    • ‘I felt her hand touch me, and I callously shook her off.’