What does insensitive mean?

Definitions for insensitiveɪnˈsɛn sɪ tɪv

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word insensitive.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. insensitive(adj)

    not responsive to physical stimuli

    "insensitive to radiation"

  2. insensitive(adj)

    deficient in human sensibility; not mentally or morally sensitive

    "insensitive to the needs of the patients"


  1. insensitive(Adjective)

    Not having normal physical feeling

  2. insensitive(Adjective)

    Not having normal emotional feelings, cold, tactless, undiplomatic

Webster Dictionary

  1. Insensitive(adj)

    not sensitive; wanting sensation, or wanting acute sensibility


  1. Insensitive

    "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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Insensitive

    in-sen′si-tiv, adj. not sensitive.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of insensitive in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of insensitive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Anuj Somany:

    The patience period of a person should not prolong so much because of insensitive people that s/he oneself becomes patient.

  2. David Hill:

    He wants to admit his involvement in what was a considerably ill-conceived, ill-advised, thoughtless and insensitive drunken act.

  3. Scott Rudin:

    I made a series of remarks that were meant only to be funny, but in the cold light of day, they are in fact thoughtless and insensitive.

  4. Lois Lerner:

    That was wrong, that was absolutely incorrect, it was insensitive and it was inappropriate. ... The IRS would like to apologize for that.

  5. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    It is always possible to be happy by ignoring the sufferings of the millions! People with high conscience can never attain this kind of insensitive happiness!

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