cal·​loused | \ ˈka-ləst How to pronounce calloused (audio) \
variants: or callused

Definition of calloused

: having calluses the calloused hands of a manual laborer calloused feet

Examples of calloused in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web With temperatures spiking to 110 degrees once more, Jeetram Yadav sat in the shade on his farm outside New Delhi and cupped a handful of this season’s disappointing wheat between his calloused palms. Sarah Kaplan,, 13 June 2022 Standing outside a mine’s entrance, Mr. Hadi, the former soldier, wiped his hand on his shirt and looked at his calloused palm. New York Times, 29 Mar. 2022 Granddaddy holds the edges of the newspaper tight in his thick, calloused hands. Seija Rankin,, 2 Feb. 2022 The writer-director's accomplished debut feature transports us into an agrarian past of calloused tradition and deep-set suspicion, not all which are unfounded. Thomas Page, CNN, 29 Jan. 2022 Losing can harden even the most loyal of followers, who have grown calloused while waiting for another chance at a Super Bowl appearance. Dennis Waszak Jr.,, 23 Nov. 2021 This was a game of survival, as intense as November gets, and with the steady, calloused hands and weathered faces of experienced players, UConn survived, and advanced to play Michigan State on Thanksgiving Day. Dom Amore,, 24 Nov. 2021 Beyond calloused hands and sore backs, the job comes with a pay cut. CBS News, 12 Oct. 2021 Magic booties that transform rough and calloused feet into, well, feet that are as soft and smooth as a baby's? Sarah Han, Allure, 24 Sep. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of calloused

1793, in the meaning defined above

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“Calloused.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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variants: or callused \ ˈkal-​əst How to pronounce calloused (audio) \

Medical Definition of calloused

: callous sense 2 calloused hands

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