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insensitive definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: not responsive to physical stimuli; "insensitive to radiation" [ant: sensitive]
2: deficient in human sensibility; not mentally or morally sensitive; "insensitive to the needs of the patients" [ant: sensitive]

Merriam Webster's

adjective Date: 1834 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 insensitively adverb insensitiveness noun insensitivity noun

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. (often foll. by to) 1 unfeeling; boorish; crass. 2 not sensitive to physical stimuli. Derivatives: insensitively adv. insensitiveness n. insensitivity n.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Insensitive In*sen"si*tive, a. Not sensitive; wanting sensation, or wanting acute sensibility. --Tillotson. Ruskin.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

1. If you describe someone as insensitive, you are criticizing them for being unaware of or unsympathetic to other people's feelings. I feel my husband is very insensitive about my problem. ? sensitive ADJ [disapproval] insensitivity I was ashamed at my insensitivity towards her. N-UNCOUNT 2. Someone who is insensitive to a situation or to a need does not think or care about it. Women's and Latino organizations that say he is insensitive to civil rights. ADJ: usu ADJ to n insensitivity ...insensitivity to the environmental consequences. 3. Someone who is insensitive to a physical sensation is unable to feel it. He had become insensitive to cold. ADJ: usu v-link ADJ to n

Moby Thesaurus

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