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callous
used in Catch-22

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Definition
heartless (cruel lack of concern for other's feelings)

or an alternative spelling for callus—thickened skin that comes from rubbing as when having calluses on the hands from doing much work with a shovel
  • Yossarian missed Nurse Duckett so much that he went searching hungrily through the streets for Luciana, whose laugh and invisible scar he had never forgotten, or the boozy, blowzy, bleary-eyed floozy in the overloaded white brassiere and unbuttoned orange satin blouse whose naughty salmon-colored cameo ring Aarfy had thrown away so callously through the window of her car.
    Chapter 33 — Nately's Whore (3% in)

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  • He broke his sacred oath the very next year, when he spent the holiday in a hotel room instead in intellectual conversation with Lieutenant Scheisskopf's wife, who had Dori Duz's dog tags on for the occasion and who henpecked Yossarian sententiously for being cynical and callous about Thanksgiving, even though she didn't believe in God just as much as he didn't.
    Chapter 18 — The Soldier Who Saw Everything Twice (23% in)

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