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Definitions for insensitive
ɪnˈsɛn sɪ tɪvin·sen·si·tive

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. insensitiveadjective

    not responsive to physical stimuli

    "insensitive to radiation"

  2. insensitiveadjective

    deficient in human sensibility; not mentally or morally sensitive

    "insensitive to the needs of the patients"


  1. insensitiveadjective

    Not having normal physical feeling

  2. insensitiveadjective

    Not having normal emotional feelings, cold, tactless, undiplomatic


  1. Insensitive

    Insensitive is the second single released from Canadian singer-songwriter Jann Ardens 1994 album Living Under June. Written by Anne Loree and produced by Arden and Ed Cherney, the song became Arden's most successful single, reaching number one in Canada and Australia and number 12 in the United States.


  1. insensitive

    Insensitive refers to the lack of awareness, consideration or concern about other people's feelings, emotions or circumstances. It can also mean a lack of responsiveness or reaction to stimuli or changes. It generally implies a disregard or negligence about how one's actions or words might affect others. Additionally, in a technical context, it can refer to an entity or system's resistance to change or influence by various factors.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Insensitiveadjective

    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.

Editors Contribution

  1. insensitive

    not sensitive. A guy has just let me down from taking me on a date, he said he's not an insensative guy. Exactly what does he mean by insensitive.

    Submitted by anonymous on March 28, 2020  

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  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

Examples of insensitive in a Sentence

  1. Sofia Olivas:

    I could never imagine being so insensitive especially in a time when it's obviously not okay, you're an adult, you know right from wrong.

  2. Rod Skirvin:

    Officer Valenti is accepting of the suspension and is not going to fight it, officer Valenti wishes to extend an apology to the David Hogg family and any family that was offended by his comment. Officer Valenti realizes Officer Valenti comments were insensitive and deeply regrets what Officer Valenti has done.

  3. Syreeta Spencer:

    It would be different if she cussed at them or yelled at them. Of course, that's not appropriate, but to bring up picking cotton to a group of mostly brown and black kids is definitely inappropriate, it was a very insensitive and mean comment to say.

  4. 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.

  5. The CIF:

    After a thorough review and analysis of the incident following the conclusion of the Division 4-A regional basketball championship game between Coronado High School and Orange Glen High School, the CIF state executive director reiterates that discriminatory and racially insensitive behaviors toward an opponent contravene the principles of education-based athletics.

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