Verbal Ability - Synonyms - Discussion

Discussion :: Synonyms - Section 2 (Q.No.7)

In each of the sentences given below a word is printed in bold. Below it four choices are given. Pick up the one which is most nearly the same in meaning as the word printer in bold and can replaces it without altering the meaning of the sentence.


The attitude of Western countries towards the Third World Countries is rather callous to say the least.

[A]. passive
[B]. unkind
[C]. cursed
[D]. unfeeling

Answer: Option D


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Rachit said: (Feb 11, 2011)  
Can any body explain this answer?

Neha said: (Mar 6, 2011)  
Callous means insensitive and cruel. Synonyms are unfeeling, uncaring, thick-skinned and cold.

Kayal said: (Feb 26, 2012)  
Callous means unkind or cruel; without sympathy or feeling for other people.

Khushboo Bhartiya said: (Mar 2, 2013)  
Callous means insensitive, unsympathetic, emotionally hardened, unfeeling.

Vidu said: (Jul 2, 2013)  
If callous means unkind, then why this option is wrong.

Nahid Sultan said: (May 15, 2014)  
Synonyms of Callous: heartless, unfeeling, cold hearted, uncaring, insensitive, unsympathetic, cold, cruel.

So unfeeling is the correct answer.

Mahesh said: (Sep 16, 2014)  
Why it can't be unkind ?

Mounika Reddy said: (Aug 22, 2015)  
Callous means cruel, savage, unsympathetic. Here there are two options which suits unkind and unfeeling. Both are right.

Masud said: (Apr 11, 2016)  
I think unkind is more appropriate.

Raushan said: (Jun 5, 2016)  
Callous - showing or having an insensitive and cruel disregard for others.

Eg His callous comments about the murder made me shiver.

Unfeeling - cold hearted.

Eg My mother is a cold, unfeeling woman.

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