insensitive


in·sen·si·tive

adjective \(ˌ)in-ˈsen(t)-s(ə-)tiv\

: showing that you do not know or care about the feelings of other people

: not responding to or caring about problems, changes, or needs

: not greatly affected by something

Full Definition of INSENSITIVE

1
a :  not responsive or susceptible <insensitive to the demands of the public>
b :  lacking feeling or tact <so insensitive as to laugh at someone in pain>
2
:  not physically or chemically sensitive
in·sen·si·tive·ly adverb
in·sen·si·tive·ness noun
in·sen·si·tiv·i·ty \(ˌ)in-ˌsen(t)-sə-ˈti-və-tē\ noun

Examples of INSENSITIVE

  1. He's just a rude, insensitive jerk.
  2. It was insensitive of her to say that.

First Known Use of INSENSITIVE

1834

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