insensitive

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

Definition of insensitive

  1. 1a :  not responsive or susceptible insensitive to the demands of the publicb :  lacking feeling or tact so insensitive as to laugh at someone in pain

  2. 2 :  not physically or chemically sensitive

insensitively

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insensitiveness

noun

insensitivity

play \(ˌ)in-ˌsen(t)-sə-ˈti-və-tē\ noun

Examples of insensitive in a Sentence

  1. He's just a rude, insensitive jerk.

  2. It was insensitive of her to say that.

Recent Examples of insensitive from the Web

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1834

First Known Use of insensitive

1834


INSENSITIVE Defined for English Language Learners

insensitive

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Definition of insensitive for English Language Learners

  • : 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


INSENSITIVE Defined for Kids

insensitive

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adjective in·sen·si·tive \in-ˈsen-sə-tiv\

Definition of insensitive for Students

  1. 1 :  lacking feeling :  not sensitive He's insensitive to pain.

  2. 2 :  not caring or showing concern about the problems or feelings of others an insensitive remark

insensitively

adverb


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