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
insensitivityplay \(ˌ)in-ˌsen(t)-sə-ˈti-və-tē\ noun
Examples of insensitive in a sentence
He's just a rude, insensitive jerk.
It was insensitive of her to say that.
First Known Use of insensitive
INSENSITIVE Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of insensitive for Students
1 : lacking feeling : not sensitive <He's insensitive to pain.>
2 : not caring or showing concern about the problems or feelings of others <an insensitive remark>
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