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insensitive

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adjective in·sen·si·tive \(ˌ)in-ˈsen(t)-s(ə-)tiv\

Simple Definition of insensitive

  • : 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. 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. 2 :  not physically or chemically sensitive

in·sen·si·tive·ly adverb
in·sen·si·tive·ness noun
in·sen·si·tiv·i·ty play \(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.



1834

First Known Use of insensitive

1834


INSENSITIVITY Defined for Kids

insensitivity

noun in·sen·si·tiv·i·ty \in-ˌsen-sə-ˈti-və-tē\

Definition of insensitivity

  1. :  lack of feeling <insensitivity to pain>





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