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callous
used in The Iceman Cometh

7 uses
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?  —3 uses
exact meaning not specified
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
  • HOPE—(with a dull callousness) Somebody croaked your Evelyn, eh?
    Act 3 (97% in)
  • HOPE—(at first with the same defensive callousness—without looking at him) Who the hell cares?
    Act 4 (67% in)
  • I see what you're driving at, but I can't let you get away with—(Then, as Hope's expression turns to resentful callousness again and he looks away, he adds hastily with pleading desperation) Yes, Harry, of course, I've been out of my mind ever since!
    Act 4 (69% in)

There are no more uses of "callous" flagged with this meaning in The Iceman Cometh.

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?  —4 uses
exact meaning not specified
  • So I— HOPE—(tries to ward this off by pounding with his glass on the table—with brutal, callous exasperation) Give us a rest, for the love of Christ!
    Act 4 (63% in)
  • Rocky's face is set in an expression of tired, callous toughness.
    Act 4 (4% in)
  • CHUCK—(gets up—in a callous, brutal tone) My pig's in de back room, ain't she?
    Act 4 (13% in)
  • Then Hope breaks into dully exasperated, brutally callous protest.
    Act 4 (48% in)

There are no more uses of "callous" in The Iceman Cometh.

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