Definition of insensitive
- insensitive to the demands of the public
- so insensitive as to laugh at someone in pain
He's just a rude, insensitive jerk.
It was insensitive of her to say that.
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callous, case-hardened, cold-blooded, compassionless, desensitized, hard, hard-boiled, hard-hearted, heartless, indurate, inhuman, inhumane, insensate, ironhearted, merciless, obdurate, pitiless, remorseless, ruthless, soulless, stony (also stoney), take-no-prisoners, thick-skinned, uncharitable, unfeeling, unmerciful, unsparing, unsympathetic;
: 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
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