Brazen vs Callous - What's the difference?

brazen | callous |


As adjectives the difference between brazen and callous

is that brazen is (archaic) pertaining to, made of, or resembling brass (in color or strength) while callous is emotionally hardened; unfeeling and indifferent to the suffering/feelings of others.

As a verb brazen

is to carry through in a brazen manner generally used with out'' or ''through .

brazen

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Adjective

(en adjective)
  • (archaic) Pertaining to, made of, or resembling brass (in color or strength).
  • * 1786 , Francis Grose, A Treatise on Ancient Armour and Weapons , page 31.
  • Brazen or rather copper swords seem to have been next introduced; these in process of time, workmen learned to harden by the addition of some other metal or mineral, which rendered them almost equal in temper to iron.
  • * {{quote-book
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  • Sounding harsh and loud, like brass cymbals or brass instruments.
  • (archaic) Extremely strong; impenetrable.
  • Shamelessly shocking and offensive; impudent; barefaced; immodest; or unblushing.
  • Brazen enough to spit on one of her students during class and wipe it in with her hand.

    Derived terms

    * brazen age * brazen sea

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To carry through in a brazen manner. Generally used with out'' or ''through .
  • * W. Black.
  • Sabina brazened it out before Mrs. Wygram, but inwardly she was resolved to be a good deal more circumspect.

    Derived terms

    * brazen it out

    callous

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Emotionally hardened; unfeeling and indifferent to the suffering/feelings of others.
  • She was so callous that she could criticise a cancer patient for wearing a wig.
  • Having calluses.
  • Synonyms

    * heartless * insensitive