Definitions for insensitiveɪnˈsɛn sɪ tɪv
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
in•sen•si•tiveɪnˈsɛn sɪ tɪv(adj.)
not emotionally sensitive or sympathetic; unfeeling; callous:
an insensitive nature; insensitive to the needs of the poor.
not physically sensitive:
not affected by physical or chemical agencies or influences:
insensitive to light.
Origin of insensitive:
not responsive to physical stimuli
"insensitive to radiation"
deficient in human sensibility; not mentally or morally sensitive
"insensitive to the needs of the patients"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
insensitive(adjective)ɪnˈsɛn sɪ tɪv
an insensitive comment/person; I felt she was insensitive to the way I felt.; "Deal with it yourself," he said insensitively.; her insensitivity to their problems
Not having normal physical feeling
Not having normal emotional feelings, cold, tactless, undiplomatic
not sensitive; wanting sensation, or wanting acute sensibility
"Insensitive" is the title of a track from the 1994 Jann Arden album Living Under June; an international hit single, "Insensitive" remains the career record for Arden. The song is unique in Arden's repertoire as the one song she's made the first recorded version of which she did not write, the composer of "Insensitive" being Anne Loree.
Translations for insensitive
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
not noticing or not sympathetic towards (eg others' feelings)
He was insensitive to her grief.
- غَيْر حَسّاسArabic
- insensívelPortuguese (BR)
- αναίσθητος, ασυγκίνητοςGreek
- بی عاطفهFarsi
- insensible (à)French
- לא רָגִישHebrew
- tak berperasaanIndonesian
- tilfinningasljór, ónæmurIcelandic
- tiada perasaanMalay
- بی عاطفهPersian
- بى علا قىPashto
- insensibil/nepăsător (la)Romanian
- necitlivý, nevnímavý, ľahostajnýSlovak
- duygusuz, vurdum duymazTurkish
- 不敏感的Chinese (Trad.)
- بے حسUrdu
- không để ýVietnamese
- 不敏感的Chinese (Simp.)
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